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Submitted: 14 Feb 2019
Accepted: 23 Apr 2019
ePublished: 31 May 2019
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J Nephropharmacol. 2019;8(2): e28.
doi: 10.15171/npj.2019.28
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Epidemiology and Prevention

Extra-nasal methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization and maintenance hemodialysis patients

Helmut Schiffl * ORCID logo

1 Department of Internal Medicine IV, University Hospital Munich. LMU-University, Munich, Germany
*Corresponding author: Prof. Helmut Schiffl, Email; h-schiffl@t-online.de
Keywords: Staphylococcus aureus, Carriage, Hemodialysis, End-stage renal disease

Implication for health policy/practice/research/medical education:

Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections of endogenous origin are important causes of morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised hemodialysis patients. MRSA colonization at extra-renal sites is increasingly recognized in patient subpopulations at risk. However, the prevalence of extrarenal MRSA colonization in dialysis patients is largely unknown. Of clinical importance, extra-nasal MRSA colonization predisposes to blood stream infections in hemodialysis patients with non-cuffed central vein catheter. Routine extra-nasal testing of hemodialysis patients should be recommended for successful decolonization and reduction of life-threatening infections.

Please cite this paper as: Schiffl H. Extra-nasal methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization and maintenance hemodialysis patients. J Nephropharmacol. 2019;8(2):e28. DOI: 10.15171/npj.2019.28

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