Pyrogenic reactions in hemodialysis patients, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Journal Article

Of 33,111 patients admitted to a large hospital in Vietnam from November 2000 through July 2001, a total of 303 were undergoing hemodialysis and had pyrogenic reactions (ie, fever and/or rigors). Ten case patients (3.3%) had documented bacteremia; pathogens were largely waterborne microorganisms. Pyrogenic reactions in case patients might have occurred because of suboptimal water quality or inadequate dialyzer reprocessing procedures.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Archibald, LK; Khoi, NN; Jarvis, WR; Reller, LB; Cam, PD; Thu, TA; Hung, NV

Published Date

  • April 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 27 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 424 - 426

PubMed ID

  • 16622825

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0899-823X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1086/503347

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States