For a long time we have been impressed by the fact that with the passing of the years we see fewer and fewer cases of pyelitis of pregnancy. When we first started out in practice, pyelitis of pregnancy was a frequent as well as a disturbing complication for which urologic consultation was often requested, and the patients were usually extremely ill.
In order to verify our impressions regarding the incidence of pyelitis of pregnancy in the Presbyterian Hospital of Chicago, the records of the obstetric department for the past ten years were reviewed. During this time 9,802 deliveries took place and there were 31 cases of pyelitis. This study gave us an incidence of only 0.3 per cent: this is the lowest figure with which we are familiar. Crabtree1 presents a table in which the incidence varied from 0.8 to 16.3 per cent.
Early studies disclosed that all patients
HEANEY NS, KRETSCHMER HL. PYELITIS OF PREGNANCY: FOCI OF INFECTION IN ITS PREVENTION. JAMA. 1945;128(6):407–408. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860230011003
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