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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 30-33

Unusual organisms causing continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis peritonitis


1 Institute of Nephrology, Madras Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Microbiology, Madras Medical Mission, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. A T Maasila
Madras Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/IOPD.IOPD_1_20

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Peritonitis is an important cause for morbidity and mortality in Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD) patients. There is an emerging trend towards unusual organism causing CAPD peritonitis. We report our experience with unusual organisms and its impact on survival. We had 43 CAPD peritonitis episodes, out of which, six were due to unusual organisms. Although five patients responded to antibiotic therapy, one lost her CAPD access (catheter). Clinically, peritonitis caused by unusual organism is similar to that caused by other pathogens. Adherence to diligent hygienic practices while handling catheter and bag is most important in avoiding such peritonitis episodes.


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