Are dietary restrictions needed for 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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A regular diet is permitted as tolerated. Special diets, such as those for patients with diabetes mellitus, should be honored. Maintaining hydration is very important. If admission is not indicated and the patient will be monitored in an outpatient setting, hydration status should be normalized with intravenous fluids; the physician should not assume that the patient can or will accomplish this with oral hydration alone.


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