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How can a kidney infection put you in the hospital?

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Dr. Martin Raff
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In brief: Acute pyelonephritis

This can be an extremely severe infection which may have been caused by infection elsewhere extending to the kidney, or the primary kidney infection creating sepsis systemically.
The extent of disease, age of the patient, organism and other factors will determine the need for hospitalization.

In brief: Acute pyelonephritis

This can be an extremely severe infection which may have been caused by infection elsewhere extending to the kidney, or the primary kidney infection creating sepsis systemically.
The extent of disease, age of the patient, organism and other factors will determine the need for hospitalization.
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