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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 65-69
Tuberculous Peritonitis in Patients on Chronic Peritoneal Dialysis: Case Reports


Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Security Forces Hospital Program, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Ghulam Hassan Malik
Consultant Nephrologist, Security Forces Hospital Program, P.O. Box 3643, Riyadh 11481
Saudi Arabia
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Two cases of tuberculous (TB) peritonitis on chronic peritoneal dialysis (PD) are described. The cases were diagnosed by positive acid fast bacilli (AFB) culture from the PD fluid effluent. Catheter removal and transfer to hemodialysis were needed in one, while the other remained on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. The patients recovered with antituberculous therapy. A high index of suspicion for early diagnosis and treatment is emphasized. A six-month course of anti-TB drugs for TB peritonitis is a viable option of therapy.


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