What are blood pressure findings 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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Blood pressure is usually within the reference range, unless the patient has underlying hypertension, in which case the pressure may be elevated above the patient's baseline. A systolic blood pressure below 90 mm Hg suggests shock secondary to sepsis or perinephric abscess.


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