How is fever characterized 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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Fever is not always present. When present, it is not unusual for the temperature to exceed 103°F (39.4°C). The patient may demonstrate rigor, and chills may be present in the absence of demonstrated fever. Malaise and weakness may also be present.


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