Prevention of Infection in Kidney Patients

  • Sophie Collier
  • Susan Hopkins


Renal patients are particularly vulnerable to infection. They are relatively immunocompromised and undergo numerous invasive procedures, which put them at risk of infection. They receive multiple antibiotics, which select out resistant organisms and attend healthcare environments on a frequent basis, allowing ample opportunity for multidrug-resistant organisms to spread. Many patients are on immunosuppressive agents to treat their underlying renal disease or following a kidney transplant.


Peritoneal Dialysis Hand Hygiene Peritoneal Dialysis Patient Personal Protective Equipment Renal Patient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyRoyal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, Royal Free HospitalLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical MicrobiologyRoyal Free London NHS Foundation TrustLondonUK

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