Kidney Infection (cont.)
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How to Prevent Kidney Infection
Prevention of urinary tract and kidney infection primarily focuses on reducing the associated risk factors. As mentioned earlier, the majority of urinary tract infections are caused by the bacteria gaining entry into the urinary system through the urethra. Therefore, personal hygiene plays an important role in preventing kidney infection.
Examples of preventative measures include:
Kidney Infection Prognosis
Generally, urinary tract and kidney infections are common conditions with an overall favorable outlook.
Medically reviewed by Michael Wolff, MD; American Board of Urology
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/29/2015
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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.