Metastatic complications of bloodstream infections in hemodialysis patients.


Journal Article (Review)

Bacteremia is a common infectious complication in hemodialysis patients. Metastatic sites of infection including infective endocarditis, vertebral osteomyelitis, spinal epidural abscess, and septic arthritis occur relatively frequently. These complications are associated with increased morbidity and mortality in hemodialysis patients. Early clinical recognition and appropriate management of these infections are necessary, and strategies to reduce the occurrence of bacteremia in this patient population are warranted.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lewis, SS; Sexton, DJ

Published Date

  • January 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 26 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 47 - 53

PubMed ID

  • 23278170

Pubmed Central ID

  • 23278170

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1525-139X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/sdi.12031


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States