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Kidney Infection – Doctor and Condition

Kidney infection, also called pyelonephritis, is one type of urinary tract infection (UTI). It often begins in the urethra or bladder and travels to one or both of the kidneys. A kidney infection should be addressed immediately by a doctor. If a kidney infection is not treated properly, it can permanently damage your kidneys, or spread to your blood and turn into a life-threatening infection.

Kidney Infection Signs and Symptoms May Include:

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