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Pyelonephritis

Brenda Chivima Nursing student, University of the West of England

A CPD article has increased Brenda Chivima’s awareness of the care of people with an acute urinary tract infection

Acute pyelonephritis refers to a lower urinary tract infection that has spread to the pelvis of the kidney. An estimated one in 830 people in the UK experience kidney infection every year, and females are six times more likely to experience the infection than males.

Nursing Standard. 28, 23,61-61. doi: 10.7748/ns2014.02.28.23.61.s51