➔ Inflammation of the kidney due to a bacterial infection.
Left Acute Pyelonephritis causes kidneys to swell and may also permanently damage them which can be life-threatening.
Urinary tract infections are the most common urologic diseases in the United States annually accounting for over 7 million offices and 1 million emergency department visits.
The incidence of acute pyelonephritis is highest in healthy women of 15 to 29 years of age, followed by infants and older persons. 
- Treatable by a medical professional
- Requires medical diagnosis
- Lab tests or imaging always required
- Short-term: resolves within days to weeks
The infection usually starts in the lower urinary tract as a urinary tract infection (UTI). Bacteria enter the body through the urethra and begin to multiply and spread up to the bladder. From there, the bacteria travel through the ureters to the kidneys.
- Fever greater than 102Â°F (38.9Â°C)
- Pain in the abdomen, back, side, or groin
- Painful or burning urination
- Cloudy urine
- Pus or blood in the urine
- Urgent or frequent urination
- Fishy-smelling urine
Other symptoms can include shaking or chills, nausea, vomiting, general aching or ill feeling, fatigue, moist skin and/ or mental confusion
Drink plenty of fluids to increase urination and remove bacteria from the urethra.
Treatment includes antibiotics and often requires hospitalisation.
For severe cases, connect with physicians at mfine, to get timely treatment.