Does acute pyelonephritis (kidney infection) increase the risk of premature labor?

Updated: Jul 01, 2021
  • Author: Tibor Fulop, MD, PhD, FACP, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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For patients with pyelonephritis who have an organ-threatening infection, the follow-up examination is important to be sure that the patient is progressing satisfactorily and that recovery is complete. Failure to diagnose these complications in a timely fashion could predispose the patient to a poor outcome. Pregnant patients with pyelonephritis are at significant risk for premature labor.


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