Shaima M.Alhazmi and Samah O. Noor

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


(Received: 10 November 2017; accepted: 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.


dialysis;hemodialysis; bloodstream infection; end-stage renal disease; risk factor.