Alteration of host defense mechanisms in chronic dialysis patients.

S. L. Lewis

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    Chronic renal failure patients maintained on dialysis have an increased risk for infection. The mechanisms involved in these patient's increased susceptibility to infection are only partially understood. This article presents a brief overview of normal immune function and summarizes what is known about alterations in immune and phagocytic cell function in chronic dialysis patients.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)170-181
    Number of pages12
    JournalANNA journal / American Nephrology Nurses" Association
    Issue number2
    StatePublished - Apr 1 1990

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Medicine(all)


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