Infection-related Hospital Admission in Dialysis Patients: Relationship with Iron Status
Bayan F. Alqtishat
Deanship of Scientific Research/ Al-Quds University
Background: Infection is a major risk factor for mortality in patients on chronic dialysis. The risk of infection in dialysis patients is attributable to many factors including the dialysis process itself, the cause of the end-stage renal disease (ESRD) that lead the patient to be on chronic dialysis, and all the other abnormal changes in the metabolic processes with their consequent changes in different minerals in serum. Iron, phosphorus, calcium, and albumin status have been linked to increased mortality in dialysis patients.