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What causes a kidney infection in a young child?

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Dr. Zohreh Soltani
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Many causes!

Kidney infection typically occurs when bacteria enter urinary tract through the tube that carries urine from your body (urethra) and begin to multiply.
However girls have a greater risk of kidney infection than do boys due to shorter urethra. A child with abnormal urinary tract, weakened immune system, and vesicoureteral reflux is more at a risk of kidney infection.

In brief: Many causes!

Kidney infection typically occurs when bacteria enter urinary tract through the tube that carries urine from your body (urethra) and begin to multiply.
However girls have a greater risk of kidney infection than do boys due to shorter urethra. A child with abnormal urinary tract, weakened immune system, and vesicoureteral reflux is more at a risk of kidney infection.
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