Approach to a patient with urosepsis

J Glob Infect Dis. 2009 Jan;1(1):57-63. doi: 10.4103/0974-777X.52984.


Urinary tract infections can occur in all age groups and produce an exceptionally broad range of clinical syndromes ranging from asymptomatic bacteriuria to acute pyelonephritis with Gram negative sepsis to septic shock. In approximately one-quarter of all patients with sepsis, the focus of infection is localized to the urogenital tract. This may lead to substantial morbidity and significant economic implications. We present a review of the current approaches to managing urospesis.

Keywords: Pyelonephritis; Urinary tract infection; Urosepsis.