Kidney Infection

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Signs and symptoms of kidney infection, how to prevent and what to do about this health condition.

These are the topics that we are going to discuss in this article.

Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) is a type of urinary tract infection (UTI) that generally begins in your urethra or bladder and travels to one or both of your kidneys.

A kidney infection requires prompt medical attention. If not treated properly, a kidney infection can permanently damage your kidneys or the bacteria can spread to your bloodstream and cause a life-threatening infection.

Kidney infection treatment, which usually includes antibiotics, might require hospitalization.

What Causes a Kidney Infection?

Usually, it starts with a bladder infection that spreads to the kidney. Usually, bacteria called E. coli cause the infection, to begin with. Other bacteria can also cause kidney infections.

It’s rare, but you can also have an infection that gets in through your skin, makes its way into your blood, then travels to your kidney. You can get an infection after kidney surgery, too, but that’s very uncommon.

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