Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2003  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 65--69

Tuberculous Peritonitis in Patients on Chronic Peritoneal Dialysis: Case Reports


Ghulam Hassan Malik, Ali Swaid Al-Harbi, Suleiman Al-Mohaya, Mohammad Kechrid, Mohammad Sabry Sheita, Osman Azhari 
 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

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.


How to cite this article:
Malik GH, Al-Harbi AS, Al-Mohaya S, Kechrid M, Sheita MS, Azhari O. Tuberculous Peritonitis in Patients on Chronic Peritoneal Dialysis: Case Reports.Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2003;14:65-69


How to cite this URL:
Malik GH, Al-Harbi AS, Al-Mohaya S, Kechrid M, Sheita MS, Azhari O. Tuberculous Peritonitis in Patients on Chronic Peritoneal Dialysis: Case Reports. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2003 [cited 2020 Oct 20 ];14:65-69
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