Chronic Pyelonephritis Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Sep 17, 2019
  • Author: James W Lohr, MD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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DDx

Diagnostic Considerations

Chronic pyelonephritis may resemble the following [18] :

  • Analgesic abuse nephropathy
  • Renal tuberculosis
  • Renal dysplasia
  • Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis
  • Renal malakoplakia

In malakoplakia, however, characteristic inclusions called Michaelis-Gutmann bodies are seen on biopsy.

Differential Diagnoses