How to Treat quiz: Pyelonephritis
Relevance to General Practice
Pyelonephritis is defined as the inflammation of the kidney secondary to an infection.
Patients generally present with one or two of the triad of fevers, flank pain and nausea/vomiting, and in association with urinary symptoms. The triad of symptoms can be associated with multiple other conditions, so making a diagnosis can be challenging.
Investigations include, but are not limited to, biochemical tests for example, FBC, EUC, CRP and imaging e.g. CT abdomen or renal tract ultrasound. Prompt diagnosis and management is required to limit any permanent organ damage.
- On completion of this activity, the participant will be able to discuss the presenting features of pyelonephritis.
- On completion of this activity, the participant will be able to identify patients at risk of developing pyelonephritis.
- On completion of this activity, the participant will be able to list the differential diagnoses of pyelonephritis.
- On completion of this activity, the participant will be able to Describe the management of patients with pyelonephritis.
Domains of General Practice
D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
D3. Population health and the context of general practice
D4. Professional and ethical role
D5. Organisational and legal dimensions
Curriculum Contextual Units
- Adult health
- Care of older people