What Are The Complications Of Kidney Infection


What are the complications one might suffer if he/she has kidney infection?

  • EPN which is known as emphysematous pyelonephritis in medical term – EPN is an extremely rare problem and yet it is also very deadly. EPN is actually a very severe infection on the kidney tissues that rapidly destroy the tissues. The bacteria also releases a toxic gas which will accumulates in the kidney which will causes abdominal pain, fever, feeling nausea, confusion and vomiting. Medical professionals are not able to pin point the exact causes of EPN but could linked it directly to badly managed diabetes. If this is not treated as soon as possible, the patient will risk multiple organ failures and also death. Normally surgery is performed to remove either part of or the entire infected kidney.
  • Kidney abscesses – Pus that is accumulated inside the kidney tissues are call kidney abscesses. Some of the symptoms include unexplained weight loss, abdominal pain and also presence of blood within urine. Surgery will be required to drain the pus.
  • Sepsis (blood poisoning) – Sepsis is a blood poisoning and could be fatal if not treated promptly. Sepsis occurs when bacteria from kidneys have spread into bloodstreams which could also poses a threat to infecting other organs. Some of sepsis symptoms include confusion, low blood pressure, diarrhea, disoriented, pale skin and loss consciousness. At this stage, the patient will normally be warded in Intensive Care Unit for constant monitoring.

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