Renal Infection

  • R. A. Risdon
  • D. R. Turner
Part of the Current Histopathology book series (CUHI, volume 2)


Pyelonephritis is defined as bacterial infection of the kidney and upper urinary tract. Both acute and chronic forms occur and are often accompanied by urinary tract obstruction which is itself associated with a twenty-fold increased incidence of pyelonephritis.


Renal Pelvis Vesicoureteric Reflux Renal Scarring Acute Pyelonephritis Urinary Tract Obstruction 
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© R.A. Risdon and D.R. Turner 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. A. Risdon
    • 1
  • D. R. Turner
    • 2
  1. 1.The London Hospital Medical CollegeUK
  2. 2.Guy’s Hospital Medical SchoolLondonUK

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