Why is follow-up exam essential in pediatric 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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Close follow-up examination, regardless of whether the patient is initially admitted, is essential to ensure recovery. Immediate reevaluation is encouraged for any recurrence of symptoms. Neither treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria nor long-term suppressive therapy has been found to be effective.


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