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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Transactions - American Society for Artificial Internal Organs|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 1984|
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