Kidney Infection (Pyelonephritis)

Kidney infections occur when certain urinary tract infections reach your kidneys. It's characterized by symptoms of fever, excessive urination, and pain in the kidneys or lower abdomen. Kidney infections require treatment by a medical professional, so schedule a visit with Carbon Health if you have these symptoms.
Kidney infection is caused by bacteria, commonly E. coli and Klebsiella, that enter the urinary tract and spread to the kidneys. Risk factors include obstructions, weakened immunity, catheterization, and history of infections. Viruses or fungi can also cause it.

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