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Pyelonephritis

  • AN INFECTIOUS DISEASE CAUSING INFLAMMATION OF THE KIDNEY ORGAN AND TISSUE.
  • E. Coli- has been the main organism that causes most cases

Symptoms:

  • – Chills
  • – Flank Pain
  • – Fever
  • – Fatigue
  • – Fever

Treatment:

Antibiotics

Commonly used antibiotics include the following:

  • Amoxicillin
  • Cephalosporin

– Cephalosporins are very similar to penicillins.

  • Most commonly used Cephalosporins include:
  • Keflex, Ceprozil (Cefzil), Cefadroxil (Duricef)
  • Most Cephalosporins starts with a (cef or cep)*

Other Antibiotics includes:

  • Levofloxacin and ciprofloxacin
  • Sulfa drugs such as sulfisoxazole/trimethoprim

Levofloxacin- a type of fluoroquinolones

Side Effects (Levofloxacin):

  • dizziness
  • sudden pain on joints
  • diarrhea
  • confusion
  • hallucinations
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