What are the physical 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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The patient's appearance is variable. Most commonly, the patient is uncomfortable or appears ill. Patients usually do not have a toxic appearance, unless there is an underlying problem, such as sepsis, perinephric abscess, or significant dehydration.


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