What should be included in inpatient treatment of 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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Inpatient care includes the following:

  • Continue supportive care
  • Monitor urine and blood culture results
  • Monitor comorbid conditions for deterioration
  • Maintain hydration status with IV fluids until hydration can be maintained with oral intake
  • Continue IV antibiotics until defervescence and significant symptomatic improvement occur; convert to an oral regimen tailored to urine or blood culture results

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