Which factors should be considered in the admission decision for 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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The decision regarding admission of a patient with acute pyelonephritis depends on age; host factors, such as immunocompromising chemotherapy or chronic diseases, known urinary tract structural abnormalities, renal calculi, recent hospitalization, or urinary tract instrumentation; and the patient's response to ED therapy.


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