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  • Hematuria

  • Fever then no fever then fever again

  • Pain at the beginning of urine

  • Periodic fever (>100.4°F / 38°C)

  • Remittent fever of 102.2°F / 39°C

  • Pain when I start peeing

  • Stomach was uncomfortable, then had a fever

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What is Chronic Pyelonephritis?

A type of urinary tract infection characterized by repeated bacterial infection of the kidneys.

Typical Symptoms of Chronic Pyelonephritis

  • Bloody or red urine

  • Fever

  • Pain when passing urine

  • History of urinary tract infection

  • Kidney failure on dialysis

  • Dry Mouth

  • History of urinary stones

  • Back pain

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Chronic Pyelonephritis

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Have you ever had red or brown urine?

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you have pain when urinating?

  • Have you ever had a urinary tract infection (UTI)?

  • Are you currently on dialysis?

Treatmentof Chronic Pyelonephritis

The treatment depends on the cause. A procedure or surgery may be needed if there is a blockage of the urinary tract. Long-term antibiotics may be prescribed, not just for treatment but also for preventing the disease from flaring up.

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References

  • Zaitsev AV, Kasyan GR, Kharchilava RR. [Chronic pyelonephritis]. Urologiia. 2017 Apr;(1 Suppl 1):27-33. Russian. doi: 10.18565/urol.2017.1-supplement.27-33. PMID: 28406593.

    https://urologyjournal.ru/archive/article/34641

  • Blanc AL, Vialle B, Lemaire X, Poissy J, Melliez H, François P, Senneville E, Yazdanpanah Y. Pyélonéphrite chronique et pyélonéphrite xanthogranulomateuse [Chronic pyelonephritis and xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis]. Med Mal Infect. 2011 Jun;41(6):339-42. French. doi: 10.1016/j.medmal.2011.02.010. Epub 2011 Apr 1. PMID: 21458176.

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0399077X11000758?via%3Dihub

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Reviewed By:

Kenji Taylor, MD, MSc

Kenji Taylor, MD, MSc (Family Medicine, Primary Care)

Dr. Taylor is a Japanese-African American physician who grew up and was educated in the United States but spent a considerable amount of time in Japan as a college student, working professional and now father of three. After graduating from Brown, he worked in finance first before attending medical school at Penn. He then completed a fellowship with the Centers for Disease Control before going on to specialize in Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) where he was also a chief resident. After a faculty position at Stanford, he moved with his family to Japan where he continues to see families on a military base outside of Tokyo, teach Japanese residents and serve remotely as a medical director for Roots Community Health Center. He also enjoys editing and writing podcast summaries for Hippo Education.

Yoshinori Abe, MD

Yoshinori Abe, MD (Internal Medicine)

Dr. Abe graduated from The University of Tokyo School of Medicine in 2015. He completed his residency at the Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Longevity Medical Center. He co-founded Ubie, Inc. in May 2017, where he currently serves as CEO & product owner at Ubie. Since December 2019, he has been a member of the Special Committee for Activation of Research in Emergency AI of the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine. | | Dr. Abe has been elected in the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Healthcare & Science category.

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