Symptoms of kidney infection may include:
Oral antibiotics usually can treat kidney infections. But a brief hospital stay and a short course of intravenous (IV) antibiotics are sometimes required. If not treated with antibiotics, the infection may damage the kidneys. The infection may also spread to the bloodstream and become life-threatening, especially in young children and the elderly.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Avery L. Seifert, MD - Urology|
|Last Revised||May 13, 2013|
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise