10 Causes of Kidney Infection

Author By: Jolene Sim, Health Team on 15 Apr, 2019

Kidney Infection Cause #2: Vesicoureteral Reflux

Vesicoureteral reflux is a disorder where the urine backflows from the bladder toward the ureters and kidneys. The natural flow of urine begins from the kidneys to the ureters, then the bladder. A valve present in the ureteral bladder junction functions to stop urine backflow.

About 50 percent of vesicoureteral reflux cases have little to no symptoms. However, repeated episodes of bladder and kidney infection can be considered a symptom and usually prompt the investigation of a vesicoureteral reflux.

Causes Of Kidney Infection


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