Could pyelonephritis cause acute kidney failure?

Yes. If your kidneys are already not working correctly or the infection goes for a long time untreated or both you can have acute renal failure. If you are concerned or believe you have problems with your kidneys, please see your doctor asap and have this investigated.

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Could you pick up acute kidney failure by having a kidney infection?

Not necessarily. If you already have problems with your kidneys that have caused them to not work normally, then an infection can make things worse. If your kidneys are functioning normally, it would be very unlikely to have acute renal failure with a kidney infection. Parenthetically, infected kidneys will lose some of their function, but treatment of the infection should restore things to normal. Read more...

Please tell me what can cause acute kidney failure?

Acute renal failure. Acute renal failure (ARF) can arise from low blood pressure, from a loss of blood or sepsis, causing acute tubular necrosis of the kidneys. Other causes are nephrotoxic agents, such as nsaid's. And urinary obstruction. Rhabdomyolysis, multiple myeloma, and acutely elevated uric acid levels to cancer treating agents can cause arf. Most ARF cases can recover their kidney function once treated. Read more...

What usually causes acute kidney failure in the elderly?

Meds and Dehydration. Acute kidney failure occurs predominantly from newly prescribed medications like a diuretic (hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) or lasix) or from certain anti-hypertensive medications like an ace or arb (enalapril or cozaar). Also akf occurs in the elderly if they do not get enough water intake especially in warm environments when they sweat a lot. Read more...
ARF & Elderly. 3 main causes: 1) sudden drop in blood pressure for any cause; 2) medications such as nsaids, certain antibiotics; 3) blockage of the urinary tract such as a kidney stone, a tumor, or an critically enlarged prostate in males. Go here to read more: http://www.Webmd.Com/a-to-z-guides/acute-renal-failure-topic-overview. Read more...

Lisonopril and spiranolactone dosage too high, caused acute kidney failure. Stop meds, got better. Creatinine levels fall monthly, now 1.6 is that ok?

Renal failure. It's not at the norm, but probably better than it was. I hope you'd be able to get back to normal soon. Read more...
Kidney failure. Did your doctor tell you why you had acute kidney failure (akf) on Lisinopril (l) and spiranolactone (s)? L causes akf, which is reversible, when l's stopped in cases of a renal artery stenosis. Pt's recover their original kidney function. Your creatinine (c) level of 1.6 may be abnormal if your c was 1.2 before the akf. You are 51 years old with CHF and chronic kidney disease, your c wont' be 1. Read more...