UTI, pyelonephritis and urosepsis

Remember:

  • Diagnosis is made by clinical high clinical suspicion.
  • Dipstick test will only confirm this suspicion.
  • Ultrasound and CT scan will be used if we suspect UTI to be secondary to something else, like an anatomical abnormality.
  • The definition of complicated UTI is broad. It involves the existance of a primary cause and any significant anatomical abdominarlity or medical-surgical comorbidities.
  • Depending on the aspect/vitals and hemodynamic stability of our patient, treatment will be continued at home or as an inpatient.
  • Do not forget about systemic infection and sepsis, the most feared complication of a UTI and pyelonephritis.
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