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What is the difference between pyelonephritis and urinary tract infection?

What is the difference between pyelonephritis and urinary tract infection? urinary tract infections including pyelonephritis and cystitis. Urinary tract infection pided into upper urinary tract infection (pyelonephritis) and lower urinary t...

What is the difference between pyelonephritis and urinary tract infection?

Oct 25, 2017 by Kidney Disease Expert

What is the difference between pyelonephritis and urinary tract infection? urinary tract infections including pyelonephritis and cystitis. Urinary tract infection pided into upper urinary tract infection (pyelonephritis) and lower urinary tract infection (cystitis), cystitis is mainly characterized by frequent urination, urgency, dysuria, hematuria (few), no obvious symptoms of systemic infection; acute pyelonephritis in urinary tract irritation, and lumbago, costovertebral angle tenderness or pain. And the symptoms such as chills, fever, headache and other systemic infections.
What is the difference between pyelonephritis and urinary tract infection? urinary tract infection is generally referred to as the infection of the entire urinary tract, including pyelonephritis, cystitis, urethritis. Because the female urethral short and wide, straight and near distance vulva prone to cause retrograde infection, cystitis, urinary frequency, urgency and dysuria (referred to as urinary irritation symptoms); if you do not control the disease, further development will be retrograde infection extended to renal pelvis, become the urinary tract infection of pyelonephritis. In addition to the symptoms of urinary irritation, there is also pain and fever in one or both renal areas.
What is the difference between pyelonephritis and urinary tract infection? Through the introduction of the above, we know the difference between pyelonephritis and urinary tract infection. Ordinary people can not be separated, so the symptoms of patients should be timely medical examination, diagnosed the condition, not indiscriminate medication.
 

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