Kidney Infection Causes

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Causes of Kidney Infection


Kidney infection may be caused by:

  • Acute Cystitis that was not treated or inadequately treated (most common cause)
  • Conditions that slow the flow of urine from the bladder, such as an enlarged prostate or Kidney Stones
  • Having a cystoscopy done to examine the bladder
  • Surgery of the urinary tract
  • Use of a catheter to drain urine from the bladder
  • Bacteria from somewhere else in the body that has gone into the kidneys (rare)


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