Chronic pyelonephritis (urinary tract infection) – causes, symptoms, pathology

What is chronic pyelonephritis? Chronic pyelonephritis describes when one or both kidneys become permanently scarred due to recurrent bouts of acute pyelonephritis, or bacterial infection of the kidney. Subscribe – https://goo.gl/w5aaaV. More videos – https://goo.gl/UhOKiM. Support us on Patreon – https://goo.gl/ZGHEk4.

This video covers the predisposing factors, signs and symptoms, and treatment of chronic pyelonephritis.

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Sources:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyelonephritis
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Attributions:
Foamy macrophage histology by Dr. Frank Gaillard – https://radiopaedia.org/cases/9949
CTU by Dr. Singanamala et al. – https://openi.nlm.nih.gov/detailedresult.php?img=PMC4421448_ndtplussfr032f01_ht&query=blunted+calyx&req=4&npos=1
Thyroidization histology by Dr. Piccoli et al. – https://openi.nlm.nih.gov/detailedresult.php?img=PMC3306738_1471-2369-13-9-2&query=&req=4&npos=-1

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