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What are the differences between acute pyelonephritis and a UTI?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
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In brief: AllUrinaryTract/Uppe

UTI is the term used for infection in any part of Urinary Tract from Urethra to urinary bladder to kidneys and covers the whole tract Pyaponephritis is also infection in the upper urinary tract,that is the Kidneys abd the Ureters and is usually more severe infection than the lower UTIs like Cystitis and urethritis.
So Pelonephritis is also a UTI

In brief: AllUrinaryTract/Uppe

UTI is the term used for infection in any part of Urinary Tract from Urethra to urinary bladder to kidneys and covers the whole tract Pyaponephritis is also infection in the upper urinary tract,that is the Kidneys abd the Ureters and is usually more severe infection than the lower UTIs like Cystitis and urethritis.
So Pelonephritis is also a UTI
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