What is included in the inpatient care for acute pyelonephritis (kidney infection)?

Updated: Jun 14, 2019
  • Author: Tibor Fulop, MD, PhD, FACP, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Inpatient care includes the following:

  • Supportive care

  • Monitoring of urine and blood culture results

  • Monitoring of comorbid conditions for deterioration

  • Maintenance of hydration status with IV fluids until hydration can be maintained with oral intake

  • IV antibiotics until defervescence and significant symptomatic improvement occur; convert to an oral regimen tailored to urine or blood culture results


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