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bad kidney infection (pyelonephritis) over 2 weeks, what do you recommend?

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Dr. Marisa Johnson
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Antibiotics: True pyelonephritis is usually caused by a bacterial infection and will require antibiotics. You should see your physician who can do a urine culture to make sure you receive the correct antibiotics.

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