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Laboratory diagnosis of peritonitis in patients undergoing continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis
  1. Patricia Fenton
  1. Department of Bacteriology, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, S10 2SF


    A simple laboratory method for culture of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) fluids is described. Guidelines for antimicrobial therapy are discussed based on results from 18 patients studied over an 11-week period. Cephalosporins appeared to be a rational choice for therapy while awaiting laboratory results.

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