Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences
School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Vol. 22, No. 4, 2015, pp. 73-75
Bioline Code: mj15048
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 22, No. 4, 2015, pp. 73-75
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Infective Endocarditis and Chronic Kidney Disease: How to Deal with Complications|
Habib Khan, Yusra; Sarriff, Azmi; Hayat Khan, Amer; Adnan, Azreen Syazril & Mallhi, Tauqeer Hussain
Infective endocarditis (IE) is the one of the most important causes of increased mortality
and morbidity among haemodialysis patients. The reason for this increasing prevalence of infection
among these patients is the use of haemodialysis catheters during dialysis, as these patients are
highly susceptible to infections that are easily transmitted via blood access points.
The present case was a geriatric end stage renal disease (ESRD) patient who was readmitted
to the hospital two days after her scheduled haemodialysis session with symptoms of nosocomial
endocarditis. Her concurrent medical complications were hypertension, non-insulin dependent
diabetes mellitus, and ischemic heart disease. Based on her previous medical history and current
examination, the patient was suspected to have IE due to catheter related infection.
The goal of therapy is to manage the comorbidities and infection by provision of appropriate
treatment based on close monitoring of the patient condition.
chronic kidney diseases; endocarditis; infection
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