Definition of Chronic pyelonephritis

1. Noun. Pyelonephritis that develops slowly and can lead to renal failure if untreated; often associated with a kidney stone or with narrowing of the urinary passageways.

Generic synonyms: Pyelonephritis



Medical Definition of Chronic pyelonephritis

1. Chronic inflammation of the renal parenchyma and pelvis resulting from bacterial infection, characterised by calyceal deformities and overlying large flat renal scars with patchy distribution. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chronic Pyelonephritis

chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia
chronic nephritis
chronic nonleukaemic myelosis
chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases
chronic pancreatitis
chronic pancreatitis: surgical treatment
chronic persistent hepatitis
chronic persisting hepatitis
chronic phase
chronic pleurisy
chronic pneumonia
chronic progressive chorea
chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia
chronic progressive syphilitic meningoencephalitis
chronic pyelonephritis (current term)
chronic rejection
chronic renal failure
chronic respiratory disease
chronic rheumatism
chronic rhinitis
chronic shock
chronic soroche
chronic subglottic laryngitis
chronic symptomatic HIV infection
chronic tamponade
chronic toxicity
chronic traumatic encephalopathy
chronic trypanosomiasis
chronic ulcer

Literary usage of Chronic pyelonephritis

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1. Genitourinary diseases and syphilis by Henry Holdich Morton (1918)
"Diagnosis It is highly important to recognize the presence of chronic pyelonephritis before attempting any operation on the genitourinary organs, ..."

2. The Oxford Medicine by Henry Asbury Christian, James Mackenzie (1920)
"Pathologically this is a healing or healed pyelonephritis, a chronic pyelonephritis, but clinically it is a chronic non-edema- tous Bright's disease. ..."

3. Urology: Diseases of the Urinary Organs, Diseases of the Male Genital Organs by Edward Loughborough Keyes (1917)
"Stone, either primary (the cause of infection) or secondary (the result of infection), is a very common complication of chronic pyelonephritis. ..."

4. White and Martin's Genito-urinary surgery and venereal diseases by James William White (1918)
"Rayer long ago pointed out that the chief symptoms of chronic pyelonephritis are often those of gastro-intestinal irritation: chronic dyspepsia, ..."

5. A Manual of the practice of medicine by Arthur Albert Stevens (1915)
"Chronic pyelitis and chronic pyelonephritis may last for years. ... In chronic pyelonephritis special attention must be paid to the ..."

6. Collected Papers by the Staff of Saint Mary's Hospital, Mayo Clinic by Saint Marys Hospital (Rochester, Minn.) (1920)
"approximately 50 cc This usually occurs in the presence of a variable degree of chronic pyelonephritis, which is evidently the etiologic factor. ..."

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