Are activity 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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Rest is essential for recovery. Activity should be minimized. Patients who are treated in an outpatient setting should not return to work for 2 weeks in order to allow time for the infection to be eliminated. This time also allows the patient to recover physical strength. This recommendation can be tempered in special circumstances as warranted by the clinician.


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