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Microbiological diagnosis of peritonitis in patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis.

Authors
  • S I Vas
  • L Law
Publication Date
Apr 01, 1985
Source
PMC
Keywords
Disciplines
  • Medicine
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Abstract

The fast and accurate etiological diagnosis of peritonitis in patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis is essential. The concentration of larger volumes of peritoneal fluids may yield more isolates than conventional methods. The removal of antibiotics present in the fluids as a consequence of therapy by washing or using antibiotic-removing resins increases the yield considerably. The use of anaerobic culture media is justified if fecal organisms are suspected as the cause of the infection.

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