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Semin Dial. 2013 Jan-Feb;26(1):47-53. doi: 10.1111/sdi.12031. Epub 2012 Dec 23.

Metastatic complications of bloodstream infections in hemodialysis patients.

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Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA. sarah.stamps@duke.edu

Abstract

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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23278170
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10.1111/sdi.12031
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