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Can pyelonephritis cause body swelling?

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: No, but

A severe chronic pyelonephritis may cause kidney failure which in turn can cause body swelling.
Pyelonephritis alone, without affecting kidney function level, should not be a cause of body swelling.

In brief: No, but

A severe chronic pyelonephritis may cause kidney failure which in turn can cause body swelling.
Pyelonephritis alone, without affecting kidney function level, should not be a cause of body swelling.
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