Figure 732

Renal pathology in acute pyelonephritis. Renal pathology of human acute pyelonephritis is quite comparable to what is observed in experimental pyelonephritis in primates [11]. However, our knowledge of renal pathology in this condition in humans is based mainly on the most catastrophic cases, which required nephrectomy, like the diabetes patient whose kidney is shown here. A, The surgically removed kidney is swollen, and its surface shows whitish zones. B, A section of the same organ shows white suppurative areas (scattered with small abscesses) extending eccentrically from the medulla to the cortex. There also were sloughed papillae (see Fig. 7-37).

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