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(Science: nephrology) inflammation of the kidney and its pelvis, beginning in the interstitium and rapidly extending to involve the tubules, glomeruli and blood vessels, due to bacterial infection.

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Tissue Infection?

... I would like to know how bacteria move through a tissue that they are infecting. The example I am studying is a Urinary tract infection, ( acute pyelonephritis ). Once the Bacteria, E. coli in this case, have colonised the UT and moved up into the kidneys, how do they infiltrate the tissues of ...

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by sam2400
Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:42 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Tissue Infection?
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Kidney infection

Hi Quick question regarding acute pyelonephritis. A urinary tract infection that is usually caused by E. Coli, it can progress up the UT to the kidneys, I am just wondering how much of the kidneys can it infect? Would it infect the renal cortex, ...

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by sam2400
Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:32 am
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Kidney infection
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Views: 1831

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