What Is Nephritis?

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2. Pyelonephritis

Pyelonephritis is an inflammation of the kidney that usually starts as a bladder infection. The infection can then spread to other parts of the body, including the kidneys, thus resulting in inflammation. In most cases, bacteria are the underlying cause of the infection. The specific bacteria responsible is usually E.coli.

E.coli is a common bacteria that is often found in the digestive system. It is usually harmless but it can sometimes result in potentially serious infections. Other potential causes of pyelonephritis include kidney stones. It might also be caused by the use of a cystoscope, and surgery on certain parts of the urinary system is also a potential cause.


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