Which disorders should the included in the differential diagnosis acute pyelonephritis when gross hematuria (hemorrhagic cystitis) is present?

Updated: Jul 01, 2021
  • Author: Tibor Fulop, MD, PhD, FACP, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Gross hematuria occurs infrequently with pyelonephritis and is more common with cystitis (hemorrhagic cystitis). When gross hematuria is present, the differential should include calculi, cancer, glomerulonephritis, tuberculosis, trauma, and vasculitis.


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