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ˌpaɪ ə loʊ nəˈfraɪ tɪspyelonephri·tis

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pyelonephritisnoun

    inflammation of the kidney and its pelvis caused by bacterial infection

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  1. pyelonephritisnoun

    An ascending urinary tract infection that has reached the pelvis of the kidney.

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  1. Pyelonephritis

    Pyelonephritis is an ascending urinary tract infection that has reached the pyelum or pelvis of the kidney. It is a form of nephritis that is also referred to as pyelitis. Severe cases of pyelonephritis can lead to pyonephrosis, urosepsis, kidney failure and even death. Pyelonephritis presents with fever, accelerated heart rate, painful urination, abdominal pain radiating to the back, nausea, and tenderness at the costovertebral angle on the affected side. Pyelonephritis that has progressed to urosepsis may be accompanied by signs of septic shock, including rapid breathing, decreased blood pressure, violent shivering, and occasionally delirium. Pyelonephritis requires antibiotic therapy, and sometimes surgical intervention such as ureteroscopy, percutaneous nephrostomy or percutaneous nephrolithotomy, as well as treatment of any underlying causes to prevent its recurrence. Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis is a rare form of chronic pyelonephritis in which nephrectomy is usually necessary for definitive treatment.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Pyelonephritis

    Inflammation of the KIDNEY involving the renal parenchyma (the NEPHRONS); KIDNEY PELVIS; and KIDNEY CALICES. It is characterized by ABDOMINAL PAIN; FEVER; NAUSEA; VOMITING; and occasionally DIARRHEA.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pyelonephritis in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pyelonephritis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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