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what is the difference between kidney disease and infection

A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
36 years experience Thoracic Surgery
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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not good: If the person became septic they could become terribly ill (maybe even die if severe complications occured).
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
25 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
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
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 45-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
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
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
35 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
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 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
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
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A 68-year-old female asked:
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Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
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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