What is the mortality rate for patients with sepsis and 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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The genitourinary system is the source of severe sepsis in 9.1% of all cases annually. The mortality for these GU-related cases is 16.1%. Overall mortality from severe sepsis significantly increases with chronic kidney disease (36.7%), acute renal dysfunction (38.2%), and age older than 64 years (25-42% with progressively increasing age to older than 85 years). In the age range of 0-4 years, the mortality is 5%; for ages 5-50 years, it is less than 3%.


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