Symptoms & Diagnosis of Kidney Infection

Symptoms of Kidney Infection:
Symptoms and signs of acute glomerulonephritis are often vague and ill-defined. On the other hand, symptoms associated with pyelonephritis are often acute with fever, chills, back ache, and nausea.

Diagnosis of Kidney Infection:
Glomerulonephritis is diagnosed through tests of kidney function and determinig if protein is being passed in the urine.

Pyelonephritis is diagnosed by means of assessment of the clinical history (fever, chills, back pain) and clinical exam (tenderness over the involved kidney). Definitive evidence is obtained by means of culturing the offending organism from the urine.

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