2016, Cilt 25, Sayı 0, Sayfa(lar) 118-121
Infection-Associated Cutaneous Vasculitis in Hemodialysis Patients: Two Case Reports
DOI 10.5262/tndt.2016.26
Didem DEMİRCİOĞLU1, Orçun ALTUNÖREN1, Merve UYAN1, Kamil MÜLAYİM2, Tuğba YILMAZ1, Safa GANİDAĞLI1, Nuretdin KUZHAN3, Suna KALKAN1, Dilek NEBİOĞLU4, Özkan GÜNGÖR1
1Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Nefroloji Bilim Dalı, Kahramanmaraş, Türkiye
2Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Dermatoloji Anabilim Dalı, Kahramanmaraş, Türkiye
3Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Enfeksiyon Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, Kahramanmaraş, Türkiye
4Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Patoloji Anabilim Dalı, Kahramanmaraş, Türkiye
Keywords: Infection, Vasculitis, Hemodialysis

Patients treated with hemodialysis are predisposed to infections. Catheter-related infections are the most common infections in patients who have a central venous hemodialysis catheter. These infections may lead to bacteremia or metastatic infection. Cutaneous vasculitis is a form of vasculitis characterized by purpuric eruption localized to the lower extremity. This entity may be related to drugs, infections or have an unknown etiology. Here we present two chronic hemodialysis patients who had fever and increased infection parameters such as leukocytosis and C-reactive protein (CRP). During follow-up, they developed purpuric eruptions on the legs. Infection-related cutaneous vasculitis was diagnosed in these patients and they were successfully treated with antimicrobial therapy.

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