What is the prevalence of gross hematuria (hemorrhagic cystitis) in patients with 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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Gross hematuria (hemorrhagic cystitis) is present in 30-40% of pyelonephritis cases in females, most often young women. Gross hematuria is unusual in males and should prompt consideration of a more serious cause.


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