Harry Seneca, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Bacteriological, immunological, and clinical survey of 30 cases of essential or primary and 84 cases of secondary (calculus or obstructive) pyelonephritis reveal that: (1) Essential pyelonephritis is a very serious disease having a higher mortality rate than secondary pyelonephritis; (2) in secondary pyelonephritis, after the surgical management of the urological pathology, chemotherapy controls or cures the infection. In essential pyelonephritis, chemotherapy fails to control the infection. Prolonged suppressive therapy helps; (3) in essential pyelonephritis, the mechanism of antibody production or immunity is inadequate. In 30 cases of essential pyelonephritis, 57 pathogens were cultured from the urine, and the blood sera
Seneca H. Chronic Pyelonephritis—Essential or Primary Versus Secondary.. Ann Intern Med. 1965;63:920. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-63-5-920_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;63(5):920.
Infectious Disease, Nephrology, Urinary Tract Infection.
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