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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski Publishing Ltd.
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: 2023, vol. 29, issue3
Subject Area: Medicine
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2023293.5062
Published online: 29 August 2023

Case report
J of IMAB. 2023 Jul-Sep;29(3):5062-5066
Elena Borisova1ORCID logoCorresponding Autoremail, Desislava Lubomirova2ORCID logo, Pavlina Glogovska3ORCID logo,
1) Department of Pulmonology and Phtysiology, Faculty of Medicine, Medical University - Pleven, Bulgaria.
2) Department of Gastroenterology, Faculty of Medicine, Medical University - Pleven, Bulgaria.
3) Department of Propaedeutics of Internal Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Medical University - Pleven, Bulgaria.

Nowadays, lung abscess is a rare purulent infection of the lung. In recent decades, its frequency has significantly decreased in connection with the widespread use of antibiotics.
Recently, the number of patients with end-stage renal disease undergoing hemodialysis with central venous catheters has increased significantly. One of the most common complications in these patients is catheter-associated infections. Although rare, cases of metastatic infectious foci have also been described.
We report two clinical cases of pulmonary abscess secondary to catheter-associated infection in hemodialysis patients with a tunneled catheter and provide a brief overview of the problem.

Keywords: lung abscess, hemodialysis treatment, central venous catheters, catheter-associated sepsis,

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Please cite this article as: Borisova E, Lubomirova D, Glogovska P. Lung abscess–a rare complication in hemodialysis patients with a central venous catheter. J of IMAB. 2023 Jul-Sep;29(3):5062-5066.
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Corresponding AutorCorrespondence to: Elena Borisova, MD. Department of Propaedeutics of Internal of Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Medical University, Pleven; 8A, George Kochev Str., Pleven 5800, Bulgaria; E-mail: elenaborissova@abv.bg

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Received: 06 March 2023
Published online: 29 August 2023

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