Histology Course S VIII 10 Departement of Pathology, University of Zurich Histokurs

S VIII 10 acute pyelonephritis HE further information (German) on HiPaKu
  ICD-10: N10
 
 


82-year-old male, chronic alcohol abuse. Becomes bedridden and is found in a stupor, shortly followed by and death due to sepsis.  Autopsy.

- Pus/abscess-forming inflammation with large tissue defects
- The tubuli contain a lawn of bacteria and neutrophilic granulocytes surrounded by cell debris.
- The inflamed area extends from the centre to the cortex,  corresponding to an ascending infection.