When is acute pyelonephritis (kidney infection) easily diagnosed and when might it present with an insidious onset?

Updated: Jul 01, 2021
  • Author: Tibor Fulop, MD, PhD, FACP, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Easily diagnosed cases typically occur in women, both pregnant and nonpregnant. [13] Insidious onset may occur in the following:

  • Men
  • Patients at the extremes of age
  • Patients harboring subclinical pyelonephritis
  • Hospitalized patients

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