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Pyelonephritis (Kidney Infection) and Perinephric Abscess: Pathology, Signs & Symptoms

by John Fisher, MD
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    The lecture Pyelonephritis (Kidney Infection) and Perinephric Abscess: Pathology, Signs & Symptoms by John Fisher, MD is from the course Urinary Tract Infections. It contains the following chapters:

    • Pyelonephritis and Perinephric Abscess – Pathology
    • Clinical Features in Children, Women and Men

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    1. They increase adherence of E. coli to vaginal epithelial cells
    2. They facilitate colonization of the vagina with Lactobacillus spp
    3. They cause vaginitis which may be confused with urinary tract infection
    4. They are often contaminated with urinary tract pathogens
    5. They alter the normal p H of the urinary tract
    1. Continue to monitor clinically.
    2. Begin piperacillin/tazobactam
    3. Begin ciprofloxacin + gentamicin
    4. Begin imipenem + tobramycin for suspected resistant organisms
    5. Begin gentamicin
    1. Obtain imaging of the kidneys and collecting system
    2. Perform a lumbar puncture
    3. Obtain a stool culture
    4. Start a prophylactic antibiotic regimen to prevent further urinary tract infections
    5. Supplement meals with cranberry juice
    1. Digital rectal exam
    2. Prostate massage
    3. Computed tomography (CT) scan of the pelvis
    4. Renal ultrasound
    5. Culture of a catheterized urine sample
    1. A pregnant woman with asymptomatic bacteruria
    2. A patient with interstitial cystitis
    3. A patient with a chronic indwelling catheter and bacteria colonization
    4. A patient with prostate hyperplasia
    5. All patients with nephrolithiasis

    Author of lecture Pyelonephritis (Kidney Infection) and Perinephric Abscess: Pathology, Signs & Symptoms

     John Fisher, MD

    John Fisher, MD


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