Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 21, issue 3, P659-672 2007 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2007.06.005 View full text
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Robert N. Foley

Abstract: There has been a notable lack of research activity regarding major infections in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease. To an outsider, this might seem unexpected, because uremia has long been considered a state of immune hyporesponsiveness and rates of major bacterial infection, like septicemia and pneumonia, are known to be orders of magnitude more likely in dialysis populations than in the general population. This article reviews recent literature on the topic, focusing predominantly on the clinical…

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