What is the prevalence of perinephric abscess in 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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One third of patients are diagnosed upon admission; another third are diagnosed at autopsy. Perinephric abscess is not usually readily apparent; a high index of clinical awareness is necessary.


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