What are the IDSA recommendations for management of a female patient suspected of having 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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For female patients suspected of having acute pyelonephritis, the IDSA guidelines recommend sending urine for culture and susceptibility testing and then starting empirical antibiotic therapy. [3]


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