DaVita.com Kidney Education http://www.davita.com DaVita provides a complete range of dialysis treatments and support services for patients living with chronic kidney failure, also known as end stage renal disease, or ESRD. Infections and Chronic Kidney Disease http://www.davita.com/kidney-disease-overview/symptoms and diagnosis/infections-and-chronic-kidney-disease/a/4734

Your body fights infections continually; whether it’s the redness around a small cut on your finger or a common cold. But if an infection grows faster than your immune system can fight it, your body can be overwhelmed. If you have chronic kidney disease, your ability to fight infection may be weakened because of your condition. What can you do to keep yourself infection free? Learn more about infections, how they can affect people with renal disease and what you can do to boost your body’s immune system.