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Acute pyelonephritis in pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3791931     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Acute pyelonephritis is one of the most common serious medical complications of pregnancy and may result in significant maternal morbidity. E. coli and Klebsiella are the two most common causative organisms. Pregnant women with acute pyelonephritis should be hospitalized and treated with parenteral antibiotics. Clinical response is usually dramatic, with the majority of patients being asymptomatic within 48 to 72 hours of therapy. Recurrent infection is common, and these women must be followed closely with frequent surveillance cultures. Detection and eradication of bacteriuria at the initial prenatal visit is important in preventing this complication.
L G Gilstrap; G D Hankins; R R Snyder; R T Greenberg
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Comprehensive therapy     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0098-8243     ISO Abbreviation:  Compr Ther     Publication Date:  1986 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-02-19     Completed Date:  1987-02-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7605837     Medline TA:  Compr Ther     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  38-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Bacteriuria / complications,  drug therapy
Fluid Therapy
Infant, Low Birth Weight
Infant, Newborn
Lung Diseases / complications
Nitrofurantoin / therapeutic use
Pregnancy Complications / diagnosis,  etiology,  prevention & control,  therapy*
Pyelonephritis / diagnosis,  etiology,  prevention & control,  therapy*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 67-20-9/Nitrofurantoin

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