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What are the causes of kidney infections?

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Dr. Pascale Lane
35 years experience in Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Bacteria: Kidney infections usually begin in the lower urinary tract. After bacteria infect there, they ascend to the kidney. Trauma, hygiene, and obstruction can all contribute to kidney infections.
Answered on Aug 8, 2014
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