Definition of Pyelonephritis:

Inflammation of the renal pelvis.  Pyelitis: An inflammation of the kidney pelvis, the interface between the urine-secreting inner surface of the kidney and the muscular ureter that drains into the bladder.  It can be caused by kidney stones or an infection that has progressed up from the lower urinary tract.  It alone is a serious condition; the next stage, pyelonephritis, since it involves the whole kidney, is still worse.

Also: Pyelitis

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Antibiotics a treatment
“...therapy has been shown to be more effective than antibiotics alone in treating a variety of conditions including pneumonia, bronchitis, staph skin infections, thrombophlebitis, cellulitis, pyelonephritis, perirectal and rectal abscesses, and sinusitis...”

Diverticular Disease

...the condition
“...Possible complications include Intestinal hemorrhage; Peritonitis due to perforation; Obstruction of colon; Pyelonephritis or cystitis due to inflammation from adherent diverticulitis.”
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Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

...the condition
“...This condition is associated with kidney disease (e.g. chronic glomerulonephritis or pyelonephritis, polycystic renal disease, collagen disease of the kidney, obstructive uropathy) or pheochromocytoma, Cushing's syndrome, primary aldosteronism, hyperthyroidism, myxedema, coarctation...”


...the condition
“Alternative names: Kidney Infection, Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Pyelonephritis affects either one or both kidneys...”
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Reflux Nephropathy

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“...If the bladder is infected or the urine contains bacteria this exposes the kidney to the possibility of infection (pyelonephritis).”

Urinalysis a treatment
“...White blood cell casts are most typical for acute pyelonephritis, but they may also be present with glomerulonephritis...”

Urinary Tract Infection

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“...In the lower urinary tract it is known as a bladder infection (cystitis), and in the upper urinary tract it is known as a kidney infection (pyelonephritis).  Symptoms of a lower urinary tract include frequent urges to urinate and painful urination (or both); symptoms of pyelonephritis include fever and pain at the sides between the ribs...”
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