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Ms. Cornwall was diagnosed with pyelonephritis which, an intrarenal infection with fever, chills, and groin pain with associated symptoms resembling urinary tract infections (Doig & Huether, 2014). The bacterial infectious process from the E. coli arises either by ascension through the ureters or blood stream (Doig & Huether, 2014). The bacteria causes inflammation and pain resulting in a rise in white blood cells. During the diagnosing stage, a urinalysis will reveal bacteria and white blood cell casts as the out flow of urine attempts to flush the kidneys of the infection (Doig & Huether, 2014). The casts are markers of a bacterial infection in the kidney as they are not formed in the bladder or prostate (Doig & Huether, 2014). Prerenal injury is often caused by hypotensive states due to shock or surgery and the shunting of blood away from the renal system in the body’s attempt to regulate blood pressure and save critical organs from failure ("Kidney failure," 2017). Postrenal injury is related to
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