Table 1.

Characteristics of 36 patients who had ADPKD and experienced 41 episodes of renal and hepatic cyst infectionsa

Infection (Patients/Episodes)Male Gender (%)Age (yr; Median)GFR (ml/min per 1.73 m2; Median)Patients on Dialysis (n [%])Peripheral Blood Leukocyte Count (/mm3; Median)CRP (mg/L; Median)Positive Urine Culture (n [%])Positive Blood Culture (n [%])
Definite renal cyst infection (6/6)6753332 (33)17,4002052 (33%)1 (17)
Likely renal cyst infection (24/25)4644604 (17)10,70016814 (56%)2 (8)
Definite liver cyst infection (2/2)5067HD2 (100)1 (50)
Likely liver cyst infection (4/8)5067HD4 (100)79001616 (75)
  • a ADPKD, autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease; CRP, C-reactive protein; HD, hemodialysis.