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Can Kidney Cyst Cause Kidney Infection

2013-03-27 15:44

Can Kidney Cyst cause kidney infection? In clinic, there are different types of kidney cyst like simple kidney cyst, complex kidney cyst and renal cortical cyst and so on. With different kind of kidney cyst, patients will experience different symptoms like back pain, high blood pressure and blood urine. However, can kidney infection be caused by kidney cyst?

Infection is the invasion of a host organism’s bodily tissues by disease-causing organisms, their multiplication, and the reaction of host tissues to these organisms and the toxins they produce. Kidney cyst seldom cause infection, but in some cases, without proper management it indeed causes kidney infection.

Kidney cyst is a fluid collection and most of the time, it is harmless. For simple kidney cyst, cyst is in a small size and cause no symptoms and health problems like infection. It is the most common type of kidney cyst and according to clinic survey, more than a half of elders with age more than 50 have simple kidney cyst.

Differs from simple kidney cyst, complex kidney cyst is more life-threatening and in some cases, it is cancerous. Complex kidney cyst manifest in many disorders and diseases like Polycystic Kidney Disease(PKD), Medullary Sponge Kidney (MSK) and medullary cystic disorder and so on. Cysts in complex kidney cyst may enlarge over time and when they enlarge to a certain size, they rupture easily. Cyst rupture is one of the common causes for kidney infection and also it is often accompanied with blood urine.

Besides, when kidney function is impaired by kidney cyst, patients will be at high risk to develop kidney infection. Kidney is bean-shaped organ with multiple functions. In some cases, kidney cyst oppresses surrounding kidney tissues and thus cause kidney damages. Once kidney damages are caused, protein will leak out and form proteinuria. Without effective and timely control, lots of protein will be lost from urine. Protein is important antibody of our body and with less protein, kidney cyst patients suffer from infection easily.

Kidney Cyst can cause kidney infection, but it does not occur in all the cases. For a kidney cyst patient, whether he will suffer from kidney infection depends on his managment about the cyst. Therefore, learning how to manage kidney cyst properly is very essential for kidney cyst patients to avoid kidney infection.

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