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
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LAMEIRE N, CARDON M, HILDERSON J, RINGOIR S. Osteomyelitis and Hemodialysis. Ann Intern Med. 1973;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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