Vascular graft infection is one of the most complex medical /surgical problems for a vascular surgeon. This could become life of limb threatening and has to be dealt with urgently. Dr. Ali has extensive experience in dealing with vascular infections and is considered an authority amongst his peers. (link to Publications).
Signs of graft infections can be quite evident or subtle
Fever with or without night sweats
Unexplained weight loss or malaise
Bleeding from the graft site
Low blood pressure
Redness or pus at the surgery site
Unexplained anemia or low blood counts
If you suspect that you have a vascular dialysis graft infection, please contact the American vein clinics office immediately.