Can Kidney Infection Cause Severe Headaches?

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Definition

Pyelonephritis is an infection of the kidney and the ureters, the ducts that carry urine away from the kidney.


Alternative Names

Urinary tract infection - complicated; Infection - kidney; Complicated urinary tract infection; Kidney infection


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Pyelonephritis most often occurs as a result of urinary tract infection, particularly when there is occasional or persistent backflow of urine from the bladder into the ureters or an area...

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