What are the signs and symptoms of acute pyelonephritis (kidney infection) in elderly patients?

Updated: Jul 01, 2021
  • Author: Tibor Fulop, MD, PhD, FACP, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Answer

Elderly patients may present with typical manifestations of pyelonephritis, or they may experience the following:

  • Fever
  • Mental status change
  • Decompensation in another organ system
  • Generalized deterioration

See Presentation for more detail.


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