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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

Peritonitis with PKD: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

2013-05-17 10:34

Some people who have Polycystic Kidney Disease are suffering from peritonitis, some of which is sterile. Is peritonitis associated with PKD? What are the causes, symptoms and treatment of this disorder? Don’t worry! After finishing this article, you can consult the online doctor for free if any confusion.

Peritonitis with PKD: causes

Peritonitis is an inflammation of the peritoneum, the tissue that lines the inner wall of the abdomen and covers most of abdominal organs. Kidneys are just important organs in abdomen. Generally, in the early stage, only a few PKD patients have peritonitis, because their condition is still as healthy as the general population. However, as the kidney cysts grow, they will oppress their surrounding kidney tissues and lower patients’ immunity. Once one of them ruptures, sac fluid will spread to other organs and cause infections. Then, peritonitis occurs easily. From this analysis, we can know patients’ low immunity, large kidney cysts and kidney cyst rupture can lead to peritonitis.

Peritonitis with PKD: symptoms

● Abdominal pain or distention

● Nausea and vomiting

● Chills and fever

● Swelling in abdomen

● Less or even no urine

● Poor appetite

● Extreme thirst

Peritonitis with PKD: treatment

If you have one or more symptoms the above mentioned, you have to get treatment as soon as possible. If left untreated, peritonitis can rapidly spread into the blood and to other organs, resulting in multiple organ failure and death. Here are some treatment options that can help you control your condition very well.

Drinking more water: It can help control infections and treat peritonitis to some extent. If you still have enough urine, you are recommended to drink 4000ml water including other fluid to make sure your urine volume is kept about 1500ml, otherwise you should ask the doctor to determine how much water you should drink.

Intravenous input colloid crystal: This aims to correct patients’ electrolyte imbalance and acid-base disorders. For people whose condition is very severe, more blood, plasma and protein should be transfused into the body to avoid anemia and hypoproteinemia.

Shrink kidney cyst: Large kidney cysts are the big risks for people with PKD, so shrinking kidney cysts is crucial in the whole treatment. At present, there are mainly two options: surgery and Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy. You can choose one according to your specific condition.

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