Fast Five Quiz: Are You Prepared to Confront Pyelonephritis?

Vecihi Batuman, MD


February 26, 2018

Acute pyelonephritis is a potentially organ-threatening and life-threatening infection that often leads to renal scarring. An episode of acute pyelonephritis may lead to significant renal damage, acute kidney injury, abscess formation (eg, nephric, perinephric), sepsis or sepsis syndrome, septic shock, and multiorgan system failure. Acute pyelonephritis is complex and has no consistent set of signs and symptoms that is both sensitive and specific for the diagnosis. Therefore, clinicians must maintain a high index of suspicion. Timely diagnosis and management of acute pyelonephritis have a significant impact on patient outcomes.

How much do you know about key aspects of this serious condition? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.


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