Infections Related to Chronic Kidney Failure Patients
Chronic kidney failure patients who are on dialysis treatment have an increased risk of infection. Due to their immunocompromised condition 100% patients have high erythrocyte sedimentation rate above 25 mm/hr by westergen method. High ESR indicates that patients are suffering from severe infections. They all are anemic due to deficiency of erythropoietin into the body. It has been found that people with anemia are at high risk of developing chronic sore kidney disease (CKD).These patients have reduced immunity to fight against infections. It is reported that 50% patients that are on dialysis have Staphylococcal infection. The sources of infection in blood are may be from urinary tract infection and respiratory tract infection and the prevalence of tuberculosis has also been estimated to be much higher among hemodialysis patients.