Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Urinary Tract Infection Kidney Evaluation

The evaluation of pyelonephritis begins with a history and physical exam.

Physical findings in someone with pyelonephritis may include:

Signs of dehydration include:

Tests are necessary to make the diagnosis of pyelonephritis.

Tests that may be used to evaluate pyelonephritis may include:

Less commonly performed tests that may be used to evaluate pyelonephritis include:

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Last Updated: Jan 3, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Urinary Tract Infection Kidney References
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