Definition of pyelonephritis in English:


Line breaks: py¦elo|neph¦ritis
Pronunciation: /ˌpʌɪələʊnɪˈfrʌɪtɪs


[mass noun] Medicine
  • Inflammation of the kidney as a result of bacterial infection.
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    • Systemic maternal febrile infections such as pyelonephritis have been associated with preterm delivery.
    • Because of hematuria, bacteriuria and pyuria, Susan had been treated for a urinary tract infection with possible pyelonephritis.
    • White blood cell casts are usually indicative of a renal inflammatory process such as pyelonephritis.



Pronunciation: /ˌpʌɪələʊnɪˈfrɪtɪk/
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  • Existing information regarding the pyelonephritic potential of Ps. aeruginosa is mostly based on epidemiological studies.


mid 19th century: from Greek puelos 'trough, basin' + nephritis.

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