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Old 06-13-2013
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Kidney UTI; Cystitis or Pyelonephritis by default?

when we say the term UTI (and mention nothing else)does it automatically mean cystitis or it could also be peylonephritis......?
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It depends on the clinical presentation - if they mention dysuria, frequency, urgency and NO fever in the vignette - think cystitis

but if they mentioned Flank pain, CVA tenderness and FEVER - 100 % pyelonephritis.
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