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How to distinguish pyelonephritis and urinary tract infection?

Urinary tract infections include pyelonephritis and cystitis. Although urinary tract infection and pyelonephritis are related, there is still a difference between these two disease. So, how to distinguish between pyelonephritis and urinary...

How to distinguish pyelonephritis and urinary tract infection?

Aug 12, 2017 by Kidney Disease Expert

Urinary tract infections include pyelonephritis and cystitis. Although urinary tract infection and pyelonephritis are related, there is still a difference between these two disease. So, how to distinguish between pyelonephritis and urinary tract infection?

The main pathogenic bacteria of pyelonephritis are Escherichia coli. Pathogenic bacteria can be infected by the following four ways: ①rising along the urethra, through the bladder, ureter to the renal pelvis and interstitial infection; female urethra is short and easy to attack; the incidence of infants with diapers under 2 years of age is higher. ②Infection of lymphatic system. ③Hematogenous infection. ④Direct infection of renal tissue induces the disease.

How to distinguish pyelonephritis and urinary tract infection? Urinary tract infection is pided into upper urinary tract infection and lower urinary tract infection. Acute pyelonephritis and lower urinary tract infection are common symptoms, frequent urination, urgency, dysuria. The difference is that acute pyelonephritis has percussion pain in the renal region, which is often accompanied by high fever. Lower urinary tract infection without renal percussion pain, rarely accompanied by fever. Lower urinary tract infections often only characterized by frequent urination, urgency, dysuria. In addition to cystitis frequent urination, urgency, dysuria was accompanied with small abdominal pain and other symptoms.

How to distinguish pyelonephritis and urinary tract infection? The above content is described in detail, we hope to help you. If the body is unwell, be sure to see the doctor in time to avoid the deterioration of the disease.

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