Assignment 5: Mechanisms of Kidney
Assignment 5: Mechanisms of Kidney Function
Ms. Cornwall is admitted with pyelonephritis. She has chills, and
her temperature is 101°F. She is complaining of flank pain,
frequency, and dysuria. Her urine has white blood cell casts and
shows growth of Escherichia coli (E. coli).
Based on the above scenario, answer the following questions:
Why does she have bacteria and white blood cell casts in her
urine? Include the pathophysiological response of body for your
What are the differences when comparing prerenal acute renal
injury, intrarenal acute renal injury, and postrenal acute renal
injury? Give examples of each and pathological processes related
to each disease process.
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