- inflammation of the kidney and its pelvis, caused by a bacterial infection.
Origin of pyelonephritis
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- inflammation of the kidney and renal pelvisCompare pyelitis
- Inflammation of the kidney and its pelvis, caused by bacterial infection.nephropyelitis
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