Is there any contraindication to insert pd catheter for patient with SLE who is on immune suppressive drugs as they are at high risk of infection??

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Ghada R. , Doctor/MD from Saudi Arabia asked
Is there any contraindication to insert pd catheter for patient with SLE who is on immune suppressive drugs as they are at high risk of infection??

2 answers

HI
It not a contraindication to insert the catheter even though the patient is on immunosuppressive drugs as long as care of the wound is being taken care of. A prophylactic antibiotic is usually given prior to procedure to minimise the risk of infections.
 
Fadhlina
Malaysia

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Eric goffin, MD from Belgium August 24, 2021

I agree ! Just pay attention to a potential delay in the exit-site healing if the patient is on steroids.

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