Kidney Infection (cont.)
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Kidney Infection Symptoms
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Some of the more common symptoms of kidney infection are:
In addition to a comprehensive history and physical examination, the signs that a doctor may look for in evaluating for urinary tract infection may include:
In women, a pelvic exam may be necessary in order to rule out other similar conditions, such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).
In chronic (long standing) kidney infections, the symptoms may be milder, but more long lasting.
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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.