Bacteria that causes Bladder and Kidney Infection

Infection in the bladder and kidneys are caused by bacteria, which are elaborated below in this article.

Bacteria that causes Bladder and Kidney Infection

It has been observed that the common bacteria that cause the infection of kidneys and bladder are known as E.Coli or Escherichia Coli which is the medical name of these bacteria. According to studies of different cases it is found that E.Coli is the main cause of kidney infections and urinary tract infections in 60% of all cases reported. Other bacteria that are also known to be the cause are Proteus, Klebsiella, Enterococcus, Pseudomonas and Staphylococcus Sapraphyticus.

Escherichia Coli

Escherichia Coli is a bacterium that results in severe cramps and diarrhea when the body is attacked by it. Sometimes the results can be too serious as the patient may suffer from bloody diarrhea which is very painful along with being harmful to your health. This bacterium usually attacks during summer and more cases are reported of diarrhea caused by E.Coli in summer, and the symptoms are found to be more dangerous in children as compared to adults.


Out of the many good bacteria that are present in our body and are responsible for the proper functioning and health of the body, Klebsiella is one responsible for the health and accurate functioning of the colon. But this bacterium is meant to stay in the colon, as if it is released from the guts to the other part of the body it will turn into a very harmful bacteria causing severe damage to the body.


This is also a bacterium essential for the functioning of digestive systems in the body. It is rod shaped and lives in the intestinal tract and is an important part of a strong body system.


Enterococcus is a bacterium found usually in the feces of humans and animals, they are found in bunches or chain like formation and cause urinary tract related infections. It is also the cause of other infections, namely bacteraemia, which is a blood stream infection and meningitis.


These bacteria dwell in soil and marsh lands. Pseudomonas normally infects people who use indwelling catheters and thus result in urinary tract infections and sepsis. This bacterium is also known to be prone to antibiotics.


Staphylococcus is a bunch of bacteria that act together and result in infections in the body. There are about forty species present of the staphylococcus in which many are harmless. This bacterium usually resides in the skin and mucous membranes of humans and other organisms.