Which abscesses may be present 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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Abscesses may include renal cortical abscess, renal corticomedullary abscess, or perinephric abscess. Older adults have a higher incidence of renal corticomedullary abscesses, which affect men and women equally.


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