When is pyelonephritis considered complicated in pediatric urinary tract infection (UTI)?

Updated: Mar 19, 2019
  • Author: Donna J Fisher, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Pyelonephritis is considered complicated when it occurs in a neonate or an infant, in a patient with an anatomic abnormality of the urinary tract or abnormal renal function, or in a patient who is immunocompromised.


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