Differential diagnosis of pyelonephritis

Many people in our country had in my life to deal with pyelonephritis, a serious kidney disease, in which affected parenchyma and Cup-lohanna system of this important pair of the authority. The disease can occur in people of any gender and at any age. Most often pyelonephritis is diagnosed in children under the age of 7 years, women and girls from 18 to 33 years, older men who have irregularities in the prostate gland.

The WPPT. diagnosis of pyelonephritis allows to distinguish medicine from other infectious diseases. The hallmark of the disease is the lack of local manifestations. The same can be said about sepsis, malaria, typhoid fever.

Experts identify two forms of the flow of pyelonephritis: acute and chronic. The latter occurs if the patient has acute pyelonephritis treatment was not available or did not bring the expected effect. Sometimes chronic form occurs due to the development of other chronic diseases.

In acute and chronic pyelonephritis observed characteristic clinical picture: rapid onset ( within hours), fever with increasing temperature up to 38-39C, headache, aching muscles, pain in the lumbar region.

If you notice these symptoms, you should immediately consult a doctor. This will help to avoid negative consequences if not promptly begin treatment of acute pyelonephritis, the probability of the transition in the chronic form, which is hard to cure. You should not self-medicate, because the development of pyelonephritis is very easy to make a wrong diagnosis.

The complexity of the differential diagnosis of the disease is that acute pyelonephritis can be difficult to differentiate from this insidious disease, tuberculosis, kidney failure, and other diseases of the urinary tract, with characteristic symptoms.

If the patient suspect they have pyelonephritis, urine study specialist pays attention:

• change in urine sediment (hematogenous pyelonephritis in the early days may be absent);

• the presence of pathological elements (if the patient ostrovnoye disease).

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HFRS (hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome) is an acute viral disease that is accompanied by fever, kidney damage, intoxication. To differentiate this disease from pyelonephritis, it is necessary to examine the prostate and lower urinary tract. Chronic form of pyelonephritis is differentiated from chronic glomerulonephritis, hypertension, renal amyloidosis. To establish an accurate picture will only conduct laboratory research. Sometimes, for diagnosis, biopsy of the kidneys.

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