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The difference between pyelonephritis and cystitis

Pyelonephritis is a common form of urinary tract infection. The patient can appear frequent micturition, urgency, dysuria and back pain and other symptoms. These symptoms are similar to those of cystitis. Therefore, many patients can not te...

The difference between pyelonephritis and cystitis

Oct 25, 2017 by Kidney Disease Expert

Pyelonephritis is a common form of urinary tract infection. The patient can appear frequent micturition, urgency, dysuria and back pain and other symptoms. These symptoms are similar to those of cystitis. Therefore, many patients can not tell what pyelonephritis is and what cystitis is. Actually pyelonephritis and cystitis are not the same. Here is the difference between pyelonephritis and cystitis as a brief introduction.

Pyelonephritis and cystitis are the cause of the disease is not the same. Pyelonephritis is caused by a large number of bacterial infections in the pelvis. Cystitis is mainly caused by specific and nonspecific bacterial infections. Common pathogenic bacteria are Escherichia coli, Escherichia coli, proteus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, fecal streptococci and Staphylococcus aureus and so on.

The clinical symptoms of pyelonephritis and cystitis are also different. Pyelonephritis pides into acute pyelonephritis and chronic pyelonephritis two kinds. Acute pyelonephritis is mainly manifested as fever, frequent urination, urgency, dysuria and back pain and other symptoms. Routine urine tests can detect white blood cells and bacteria. Symptoms of chronic pyelonephritis are generally mild. And cystitis is attacked suddenly, when micturition has burning feeling, and ache in urethral area. Sometimes there is urgency and severe frequency of urination. Severe cases of hematuria occur. Patients with fatigue, weight loss, waist and abdomen and perineal area appear bladder discomfort or pain.

The risk of pyelonephritis and cystitis is also different. Pyelonephritis is relatively harmful to the human body. The purpose of the treatment of pyelonephritis is to relieve symptoms, prevent recurrence and reduce the damage of renal parenchyma. Cystitis is an inflammation of the bladder, which is relatively mild and can be cured by medication.

These are the difference between pyelonephritis and cystitis. If the patient can not distinguish between, should go to the hospital for examination, confirmed. Once diagnosed, the patient should be treated in time.

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