Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 11 No. 4

Blood-Stream Infection among Chronic Hemodialysis Patients: Review Article

Shaima M.Alhazmi and Samah O. Noor

Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Received on 10 November 2017 and accepted on 09 December 2017



The susceptibility to infection among dialysis patients usually associated with the dialysis procedure itself.Hemodialysispatients require a vascular access that can be punctured to remove and replace blood, these vascular accesses listed in order as a major cause of infections.

Keywords : Dialysis;hemodialysis; Bloodstream infection; End-stage renal disease; risk factor.