Excellent prognosis of culture negative endocarditis in hemodialysis patients: A case series

I. Wen Wu, Yung Chang Chen, Ming Yang Chang, Ya Chung Tian, Ji Tseng Fang, Mai Szu Wu, Chih Wei Yang

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Abstract

Despite improved diagnostic methods, antimicrobial agents and more sophisticated echocardiographic studies, the incidence of infective endocarditis remains high, especially in a uremic and end stage renal disease (ESRD) population. Culture negative endocarditis (CNE) patients with normal renal function have increased morbidity and mortality, but clinical features and outcome in hemodialysis patients remains unclear. This study reported five survival cases of CNE in hemodialysis patients. The prognosis of all dialysis-related CNE patients enrolled in this study was excellent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)767-771
Number of pages5
JournalRenal Failure
Volume29
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bacteremia
  • Culture negative endocarditis
  • Hemodialysis
  • Infective endocarditis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology

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