Staphylococcus aureus carriage rate of patients receiving long-term hemodialysis Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Amphotericin B
  • Antiprotozoal Agents
  • Leishmaniasis, Visceral

abstract

  • We studied the carriage rate of Staphylococcus aureus in patients receiving long-term hemodialysis and also noted the incidence of shunt infections, bacteremia, and septicemia in colonized patients. Thirty-one of 50 patients (62%) carried S aureus in the nose, throat, or on the skin, of whom 20 patients developed shunt infections; nine infections resulted in episodes of bacteremia. Patients with chronic renal failure not undergoing hemodialysis had a 21% carriage rate. Thus, there is a high carriage rate of S aureus in asymptomatic patients receiving hemodialysis that is probably related to an increased incidence of shunt infections and bacteremia.

publication date

  • December 1978

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/archinte.138.11.1657

PubMed ID

  • 718314

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1657

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 138

number

  • 11