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what would prevent a kidney infection from disappearing?

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Dr. Simon Kimm
16 years experience Urology
Several factors.: To properly treat a kidney infection, the right antibiotic has to penetrate the infected kidney fully, with an intact immune system in place. If the infection is not resolving, it may be that the bacteria is resistant to the antibiotic. The kidney may function poorly, so the antibiotic cannot penetrate. The infection also may have developed into an abscess, out of reach of the drug.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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