Kidney Infection (Pyelonephritis)


Kidney Infection (Pyelonephritis)

Pyelonephritis is an infection of the kidney. It usually starts as a urinary tract infection that spreads from the urinary tract to the bladder to the kidney. This video takes a closer look at this serious illness, which can lead to kidney scarring.

Medical Reviewer: Fraser, Marianne, MSN, RN
Medical Reviewer: Latif, Walead, MD

© 2000-2021 The StayWell Company, LLC. All rights reserved. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professional's instructions.

Need Help?

(1-800-233-2771)

Looking for a Physician

Choose a doctor and schedule an appointment.