Which of the following risks are higher in the patient? A 70-year-old woman comes to the physician because of several episodes of burning pain with urination during the past year. Physical examination shows uterine prolapse. Urinalysis shows a mild increase in leukocytes. Ultrasonography of the abdomen shows bilateral dilation of the renal collecting system.
A. Cervical carcinoma B. Pyelonephritis C. Renal cell carcinoma D. Ureterolithiasis E. Urotheliar carcinoma
The answer to this is letter B. Pyelonephritis is a condition wherein the kidney becomes inflamed. The possible reason for this is that the kidney has been affected by bacteria. There are different symptoms that are associated with this condition that is being exhibited by the patient. The other symptoms that may be experienced are nausea, burning urination, and frequent but short urination.
This condition can be life-threatening especially if it keeps coming back. There are different complications that may arise because of this. Some develop pus around the kidney area. Some may experience sepsis and there are also some who may experience kidney failure. Treatment for this should be immediate.