You will be treated with antibiotics. Be sure to take all of the medication. If the infection is not treated correctly or left untreated, the condition can lead to:
- Sepsis (infection that has spread throughout the body)
- Chronic infection
- Scarring of the kidney
- Permanent kidney damage
In some cases, you may need to stay in the hospital and receive the antibiotics through a vein in your arm.
If you are diagnosed with a kidney infection, follow your doctor's instructions .
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