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Kidney Infection (cont.)

Kidney Infection Prognosis

Generally, urinary tract and kidney infections are common conditions with an overall favorable outlook.

  • A kidney infection can be managed at home if the infection is diagnosed and treated early with antibiotics.

  • Severe or complicated infections may require more intensive treatment and possible hospitalization.

  • Personal hygiene is important in prevention of recurring kidney infections.

  • Cranberry juice is a simple natural remedy to prevent recurring kidney infections.

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Pyelonephritis, Acute »

Acute pyelonephritis is a potentially organ- and/or life-threatening infection that characteristically causes some scarring of the kidney with each infection and may lead to significant damage to the kidney (any given episode), kidney failure, abscess formation (eg, nephric, perinephric), sepsis, or sepsis syndrome/shock/multiorgan system failure.

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