Kidney Infection Symptoms, Signs, Causes & Treatment

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Kidney infections belong to the family of infections of the urinary system called urinary tract infections (UTIs). In general, the infection of the urethra, bladder, and prostate are known as lower urinary tract infection.


When the infection ascends up to involve the kidneys, then it is call upper urinary tract infection. Infection of the kidney(s) is also known as pyelonephritis.