Clear peritoneal effluent in a child on CCPD with a phlegmonous appendicitis

F. Horuz, C. Sleeboom, A.H. Bouts, J.C. Davin, J.W. Groothoff

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Peritonitis as a result of a perorated appendicitis is a rare but life-threatening situation in a patient on peritoneal dialysis (PD). As far as we are aware, the combination of clear dialysate effluent and phlegmonous appendicitis in a patient on PD has not previously been described. We report a 16-year-old girl with acute onset of abdominal pain and vomiting who turned out to have phlegmonous appendicitis, despite having a clear dialysate effluent with normal cell count, and who subsequently developed E coli peritonitis after surgery
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1504-1505
JournalPediatric nephrology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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