The epidemiology of febrile reactions in haemodialysis.

Febrile reactions were studied in 2 000 consecutive haemodialyses performed in 85 patients. A number of 219 febrile reactions were registered in 49 patients (11%). The overall month-to-month incidence showed little variation. Febrile reactions were not distributed randomly among the patients; those with respiratory tract infection experienced more febrile… CONTINUE READING