N. LAMEIRE, M.D.; M. CARDON, M.D.; J. HILDERSON, M.D.; S. RINGOIR, M.D., PH.D.
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We read with great interest the article in your May 1973 issue, "Osteomyelitis in Hemodialysis Patients," by Leonard and colleagues (Ann Intern Med 78:651-658, 1973). Five patients with this uncommon complication of chronic hemodialysis are described. Despite the frequency of bacterial infections, especially staphylococcal, such a complication has not previously been reported in hemodialysis patients. This prompts us to describe briefly another case of osteomyelitis recently observed in our dialysis unit.
On 11 January 1973 a 42-year-old white man suffering from end-stage renal disease was admitted to our unit. After an emergency peritoneal dialysis, clinical study led to the diagnosis
LAMEIRE N, CARDON M, HILDERSON J, RINGOIR S. Osteomyelitis and Hemodialysis. Ann Intern Med. ;79:454–455. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-79-3-454_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;79(3):454-455.
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