noun[mass noun] Medicine
Inflammation of the kidney as a result of bacterial infection.
- 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.
- Example sentences
- Existing information regarding the pyelonephritic potential of Ps. aeruginosa is mostly based on epidemiological studies.
Mid 19th century: from Greek puelos 'trough, basin' + nephritis.
Definition of pyelonephritis in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.