What is included in the treatment of renal corticomedullary abscess in 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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Treatment of renal corticomedullary abscess includes parenteral antibiotics for 48 hours (usually successful), incision and drainage, and nephrectomy. If antibiotic therapy is successful, oral therapy is instituted for an additional 2 weeks.


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