When is outpatient care indicated for the treatment of acute pyelonephritis (kidney infection)?

Updated: Jul 01, 2021
  • Author: Tibor Fulop, MD, PhD, FACP, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Outpatient treatment is appropriate for patients who have an uncomplicated infection that does not warrant hospitalization. Treatment can be with a single dose of a parenteral antibiotic followed by oral therapy, provided that the patient is monitored within the first 48 hours.


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