Diabetic Abscesses

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Definition

Perirenal abscess is a pocket of pus caused by an infection around one or both kidneys.


Alternative Names

Perinephric abscess


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Most perirenal abscesses are caused by urinary tract infections that start in the bladder, spread to the kidney, and then spread to the area around the kidney. Other causes of perirenal abscess include surgery in the urinary tract or reproductive system and bloodstream infection.

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