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Cystitis vs. pyelonephritis

What parts of the urinary tract are affected when some is suffering from pyelonephritis? Cystitis? Pyelonephritis= upper urinary infection affecting the kidneys, renal pelves, and ureters. Cystitis= lower urinary infection affecting bladder and urethra
What is the symptom that differentiates cystitis from pyelonephritis? Pyelonephritis has no urinary frequency unlike cystitis
Which condition, pyelonephritis or cystitis, is more cause for concern? Pyelonephritis is more serious because it effects the kidneys and could cause permanent damage if not treated. Renal function is very important in the body.
What bacteria is the most common cause of both cystitis and pyelonephritis? Escherichia coli
What condition is caused by lower UTI's spreading into the urethra of women? Acute Urethral Syndrome
Created by: Cgover7