Kidney infection is usually caused by bacteria, viruses does occur. The bacterium Escherichia coli (E.coli) are responsible for about 85% of the cases of acute pyelonephritis. Other common causes include Klebsiella, Enterobacter, Proteus, Enterococcus, and Pseudomonas species.
An average of 69 members are effected every year in Netherlands. Drinking eight to 12 glasses of water daily helps to wash out bacteria although this may also dilute antibacterial factors in the urine. Acidifying the urine by eating few alkaline foods (dairy and soda). Following a diet rich in grains, vegetables, and acidifying juices, like citrus. Eliminating high-sugar foods like sweet vegetables, fruits, sugar, and honey.