Pyelonephritis (acute): antimicrobial prescribing

    Publication year: 2018

    This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for acute pyelonephritis (upper urinary tract infection) in children, young people and adults who do not have a catheter. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

    This guideline includes recommendations on:

    managing acute pyelonephritis, including treatment, reassessment and referral; choice of antibiotic; and self-care