Microbiological diagnosis of peritonitis in patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis

S. I. Vas, L. Law

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)522-523
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume21
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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