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What is the difference between kidney disease and infection

A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 37 years experience
Multiple: Kidney infection symptoms may be fever,chills,flank pain, nausea,urinary frequency or pain, blood in urine or sediment or change in urine color as som... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Not good: If the person became septic they could become terribly ill (maybe even die if severe complications occured).
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
Nephrology and Dialysis 26 years experience
Kidney Infection: Not necessarily. Most kidney infections, such as a urinary tract infection or an infection in the kidney itself (pyelonephritis) can be treated safely... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
Family Medicine 18 years experience
A recurring kidney: infection means that you have an infection in the genitourinary tract, generally meaning your bladder gets infected with a bacterium, not often your k... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
UTI: Polycystic kidney disease usually causes hematuria (blood in the urine) or a urinary tract infection. These conditions can be treated with antibiotic... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Not a good question.: An infection is a type of disease. The question therefore does not really make any sense. Most infections of the kidney come and go and need turn i... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Multiple infections: If infection treated with appropriate antibiotic during the accute phase kidney damage can be preented. Chronic renal disease has to occur from multip... Read More
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Dr. James Cain
Nephrology and Dialysis 36 years experience
Infection: The bacteria and leucocytes favor infection but these are found in normal but incorrectly collected urines, particularly in women.The test needs to be... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Confusing question: Infections with group A streptococcus, the main cause of strep throats and certain skin infections, can lead to a kidney problem called glomerulonephr... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Safe for what?: Levofloxacin is safe enough to have been approved by fda but all drugs have (potential) side effects. It carries 2 black box warnings: one re tendinit... Read More

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