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What causes kidney infection and symptom's?

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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: Germs get to kidney

Kidney infections are almost always result of lower urinary tract infection.
Bacteria reach bladder, very easy in females & then they travel from bladder up ureters to kidney. Either 2ndary to bladder reflux or bacteria can crawl thru uretererl valve in bladder on their "hair" like a caterpillar. Occasional infections are blood born from an abscess or infected teeth. Swelling causes the pain.

In brief: Germs get to kidney

Kidney infections are almost always result of lower urinary tract infection.
Bacteria reach bladder, very easy in females & then they travel from bladder up ureters to kidney. Either 2ndary to bladder reflux or bacteria can crawl thru uretererl valve in bladder on their "hair" like a caterpillar. Occasional infections are blood born from an abscess or infected teeth. Swelling causes the pain.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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In brief: Bacteria

Kidney infections, like all utis, are caused y bacteria.

In brief: Bacteria

Kidney infections, like all utis, are caused y bacteria.
Dr. John Tillett
Dr. John Tillett
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