MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS AS A CAUSE OF PERITONITIS IN A PATIENT UNDERGOING CONTINUOUS AMBULATORY PERITONEAL DIALYSIS


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Doğukan A., Taşkapan H. , Çınar S., Özcan M., Oymak O., Utaş C.

TURKISH NEPHROLOGY DIALYSIS AND TRANSPLANTATION JOURNAL, cilt.7, ss.217-219, 1998 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 1998
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH NEPHROLOGY DIALYSIS AND TRANSPLANTATION JOURNAL
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.217-219

Özet

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.