What are the treatment options for renal papillary necrosis 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 for renal papillary necrosis is admission for intravenous antibiotic therapy. The agents chosen should cover E coli and Enterobacter, Proteus, and Klebsiella species. Treatment for more serious infections also should cover Pseudomonas and Enterococcus species.


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