Infectious Disease Compendium

Perinephric Abscess

Diagnosis

A late complication of urinary tract infections and pyelonephritis.

Epidemiologic Risks

Having pyelonephritis.

Microbiology

What ever is the cause of the pyelonephritis.

Empiric Therapy

Drain and treat for whatever is causing, can I hear you say it, the pyelonephritis.

Pearls

Usually it manifests with fevers greater than 5 days on appropriate therapy for, say it again, pyelonephritis. CT or US makes the diagnosis. Then drain it.

Rants

ICD9 Codes (Soon to be supplanted by ICD10)

perinephric abscess 590.2.