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Kidney Infection

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by Savitsky D

(Infection, Kidney; Pyelonephritis)


Risk Factors

Bacteria may be introduced to the urinary tract and ultimately the kidneys by:
Other medical conditions that increase your risk of infection include:


National Kidney Foundation

Urology Care Foundation



The Kidney Foundation of Canada

Women's Health Matters



Acute pyelonephritis. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: . Updated December 4, 2012. Accessed December 28, 2012.

Pyelonephritis (kidney infection) in adults. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases website. Available at: . Updated June 11, 2012. Accessed December 28, 2012.

3/6/2013 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance : Nikolaidis P, Casalino DD, Remer EM. American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria Acute Pyelonephritis. National Guideline Clearinghouse website. Available at: . Updated 2012.


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