Associated conditions

There are other conditions that can affect the kidneys. These include:

  • glomerulonephritis, a group of diseases that cause inflammation and damage to the filtering units of the kidneys (nephrons)
  • inherited diseases like polycystic kidney disease which cause cysts to grow on the kidneys and damage surrounding tissue
  • abnormalities that take place as a baby develops during pregnancy which may result in urine flowing back up to the kidneys causing infection and damage
  • lupus and other diseases which affect the body’s immune system
  • blockages caused by kidney stones or tumors
  • repeated infections of the urinary tract
  • scabies infections [30972][34716][34717].

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