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Effective use of polymyxin B hemoperfusion in septic shock complicated by urosepsis

By P. Malleshappa, R. Ranganath, A. P. Chaudhari, P. Singhai, M. Aghariya and A. B. Shah

Abstract

Direct hemoperfusion using polymyxin B–immobilized fiber (PMX-DHP) is an established treatment method for septic shock caused by Gram-negative infections. Here we report one instance in which PMX-DHP therapy has been used successfully in a patient with septic shock from urosepsis. After antibiotic therapy, direct hemoperfusion using polymyxin B helped in cardiovascular stability. The patient recovered from the shock within a few days after treatment with polymyxin-B hemoperfusion. As far as we are aware, this is the first reported case of effective treatment of urosepsis complicated by septic shock using PMX-DHP therapy in India

Topics: Case Report
Publisher: Medknow Publications
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:3109782
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