TURKISH NEPHROLOGY DIALYSIS AND TRANSPLANTATION JOURNAL, cilt.7, ss.217-219, 1998 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
Peritonitis is the most common and serious complication of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD). Nevertheless, tuberculosis peritonitis in uremic patients undergoing CAPD therapy occurs infrequently. A case of peritoneal infection by mycobacterium tuberculosis in a patient receiving CAPD is reported. Our patient had a positive AFB smear of the peritoneal fluid, and diagnosis is confirmed on culture by Bactec-TB system, but not conventional method. Tuberculosis peritonitis is a rare but important complication of CAPD, removal of catheter is not mandatory in the management of tuberculosis peritonitis.