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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||ANNA journal / American Nephrology Nurses" Association|
|State||Published - Apr 1 1990|
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