Prosthetic arteriovenous graft contact dermatitis masquerading as an arteriovenous graft infection in a hemodialysis patient

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  • Prosthetic arteriovenous (AV) graft is the second most common vascular access of choice in hemodialysis patients. Rare complications of such grafts are increasingly seen due to rising population of patients on hemodialysis. Infections and thrombosis are the most common complications. Though metallic implants are known to cause hypersensitivity skin reactions, prosthetic AV grafts are rarely known to cause such kind of reactions due to inert nature of materials used in their preparation. We present a case of 54-year-old male who developed contact dermatitis after AV graft creation which was mistreated initially as infection.
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  • Ramagiri-Vinod N; Tahir H; Narukonda S; Joshi M
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  • 4
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  • 3