Evaluation of clinical profile, laboratory characteristics, and outcome of tuberculosis cases in a hemodialysis center in southeast Turkey


Yilmaz M., Kara I., Kadiroglu A., Ozekinci T. , Ozcelik Y., Isikoglu B.

DIALYSIS & TRANSPLANTATION, cilt.34, ss.20-31, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 34 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Dergi Adı: DIALYSIS & TRANSPLANTATION
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.20-31

Özet

Patients with chronic renal failure (CRF) requiring dialysis are at an increased risk of developing tuberculosis (TB) when compared with chronic renal failure (CRF) requiring dialysis are at an increased risk of developing tuberculosis (TB) when compared with the total population. In dialysis patients, the tuberculin skin test (TST) is not helpful diagnostically; this may be due to an overwhelming infection impairing the immune response. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical profile, laboratory characteristics, and outcome of TB in patients with CRF undergoing hemodialysis (HD) and continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD).