STAPH AUREUS PERITONITIS IN PATIENTS ON CONTINUOUS AMBULATORY PERITONEAL DIALYSIS.

D. Kim, J. Tapson, G. Wu, R. Khanna, S. I. Vas, D. G. Oreopoulos

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Abstract

Staphylococci (epidermidis or aureus) are responsible for over one-half of the peritonitis episodes in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis patients. Contrary to Staph epidermidis peritonitis, Staph aureus usually presents as a more severe clinical illness, and tends to result in abscess formation, and requires prolonged hospitalization. This paper compares Staph aureus and Staph epidermidis peritonitis and analyzes the predisposing factors, clinical presentation, laboratory findings, treatment, complications and the outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)494-497
Number of pages4
JournalTransactions - American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
Volume30
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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