A to Z: Pyelonephritisenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgLearn more about pyelonephritis and how it's treated.pyelonephritis in kids, pyelonephritis in toddlers, pyelonephritis in preschoolers, pyelonephritis in tweens, pyelonephritis in teens, dictionary, a to z, glossary, definitions, utis, pee, kidneys, kidney problems, urine tests, urinary, bladder09/06/201204/11/201909/02/20197a995442-0815-40e8-bd91-c46beb278be1https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-pyelonephritis.html/<p>Pyelonephritis (pie-low-ne-FRY-tis) is an infection in one or both kidneys. Pyelonephritis happens when urine (pee) infected with bacteria flows up from the bladder or when an infection in the bloodstream reaches the kidneys.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>A kidney infection like pyelonephritis&nbsp;is similar to a bladder infection, as they are both <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/urinary.html/">urinary tract infections (UTIs)</a>. However, children are usually sicker with fever, back pain, or vomiting with pyelonephritis.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Pyelonephritis requires medical attention. A doctor will ask for a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/test-urine.html/">urine sample</a>, and may order other tests, to determine the cause and best treatment. It's important to treat kidney infections with a full course of antibiotics. Untreated and repeat infections can lead to high blood pressure and kidney disease in adulthood.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
Kidneys and Urinary TractThe kidneys perform several functions that are essential to health, the most important of which are to filter blood and produce urine.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/kidneys.html/d0d97a22-7118-4082-acae-02dd5319be95
Movie: Urinary SystemWatch this movie about the urinary system, which produces pee.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/usmovie.html/9383ee79-0d68-4e64-ab41-0680cdcac139
Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections and Related ConditionsRecurrent urinary tract infections can cause kidney damage if left untreated, especially in kids under age 6. Here's how to recognize the symptom of UTIs and get help for your child.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/recurrent-uti-infections.html/879c8981-5f68-4043-9679-090edaf99dc9
Urinary Tract InfectionsA urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most common reasons that teens visit a doctor. Learn about the symptoms of UTIs, how they're treated, and more in this article.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/uti.html/a97f6174-4629-4696-b5bc-a461856cdd95
Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common in kids. They're easy to treat and usually clear up in a week or so.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/urinary.html/6a6f9f52-f903-4360-877f-dd35d531d84f
Urine TestsIs your child having a urine culture or urinalysis performed? Find out why urine tests are performed, and what to expect when the doctor orders them.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/labtest7.html/d8a510e5-7cb2-4868-9e5e-02f65dfb9f45
Your KidneysYou need at least one kidney to live. Find out why in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/kidneys.html/e8b731bd-422b-4032-952a-5f2223257f23
Your Urinary SystemYou pee every day, but what makes it happen? Find out in this article for kids about the urinary system.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/pee.html/6715ddc0-cd8e-428a-afd4-e3e3db22267f
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