What are the physical findings of fever 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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The patient may or may not have a fever. If fever is present, the temperature may be greater than 103°F (39.4°C). In contrast, the temperature may be subnormal in patients with associated sepsis. Tachycardia may or may not be present, depending on associated fever, dehydration, and sepsis.

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