Kidney Infection Incidence
Facts about pyelonephritis:
- About 1 out of 7,000 people develop pyelonephritis each year in the US.
- About 192,000 people are admitted to the hospital for pyelonephritis each year in the US.
- Pyelonephritis is more common in females.
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