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Is it Possible to Treat Nosocomial Cellulitis Post Placement of Hemodialysis Catheter without the Use of Antibiotics?

Huang Wei Ling

Nosocomial cellulitis is usually treated with broad-spectrum antibiotics, because they are normally caused by multi-resistant bacteria. Patients with chronic renal insufficiency usually have Blood deficiency and Heat retention according to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). To demonstrate that nosocomial cellulitis after placement of hemodialysis catheter can be treated without the use of any antibiotics. One case report, 58-year-old female patient, submitted to hemodialysis for five years (kidney insufficiency). In 2019, her doctor indicated the removal of the hemodialysis catheter (supposed infection), and replaced it with a temporary cathether (superior right arm). On the same day, the patient felt pain, swelling, hyperemia (15x20cm) and localized heat on the skin surrounding the catheter, and the doctor removed it.