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how do you get kidney infections?

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Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Starts bladder: Starts bladder in some infection progresses to kidney. Some because of anatomical event causing urine to reflux to kidney.
Answered on Oct 18, 2013
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