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What is the likelihood of someone being hospitalized for a kidney infection?

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In brief: Kidney infection

Unlike a bladder infection, a kidney infection can make you very Ill.
In addition to causing excruciating pain on the side of the infected kidney, nausea, vomiting, fever and chills are common symptoms as well. If you are unable to remain well hydrated or take antibiotics without vomiting, hospitalization will be necessary. It is not unusual for patients with a kidney infection to require hospi

In brief: Kidney infection

Unlike a bladder infection, a kidney infection can make you very Ill.
In addition to causing excruciating pain on the side of the infected kidney, nausea, vomiting, fever and chills are common symptoms as well. If you are unable to remain well hydrated or take antibiotics without vomiting, hospitalization will be necessary. It is not unusual for patients with a kidney infection to require hospi
Dr. Robert Luntz
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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Very Low Likelihood

Most kidney infections can be treated with oral antibiotics prescribed by your primary care doctor. Most kidney infections start as uti.
Once the UTI is treated, it is unlikely that a kidney infection develops and then no hospitals.

In brief: Very Low Likelihood

Most kidney infections can be treated with oral antibiotics prescribed by your primary care doctor. Most kidney infections start as uti.
Once the UTI is treated, it is unlikely that a kidney infection develops and then no hospitals.
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
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