Infectious Spondylodiscitis in Hemodialysis
Article first published online: 20 DEC 2010
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Seminars in Dialysis
Volume 23, Issue 6, pages 619–626, November/December 2010
How to Cite
García-García, P., Rivero, A., del Castillo, N., Jarque, A., Getino, M. A., García-Pérez, J. and Navarro-González, J. F. (2010), Infectious Spondylodiscitis in Hemodialysis. Seminars in Dialysis, 23: 619–626. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-139X.2010.00791.x
- Issue published online: 22 DEC 2010
- Article first published online: 20 DEC 2010
Infectious spondylodiscitis is an infection seen with increasing frequency in patients receiving chronic hemodialysis. Often accompanied by bacteremia, it is associated with the use of central venous catheters for hemodialysis access. Initial symptoms can be relatively insidious and nonspecific. Therefore, the clinician must have a low threshold for diagnostic testing that goes beyond blood cultures. This, in addition to early empiric antibiotic therapy, may improve the outcome of this potentially catastrophic infection.