Section 13
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Eosinophilic peritonitis in a patient with continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD)

Oh, S.Yong.; Kim, H.; Kang, J.Mook.; Lim, S.Ho.; Park, H.Duk.; Jung, S.Suk.; Lee, K.Beck.

Korean Journal of Internal Medicine 19(2): 121-123


ISSN/ISBN: 1226-3303
PMID: 15366644
Accession: 012044372

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Eosinophilic peritonitis is defined as when there are more than 100 eosinophils present per milliliter of peritoneal effluent, of which eosinophils constitute more than 10% of its total WBC count. Most cases occur within the first 4 weeks of peritoneal catheter insertion and they usually have a benign and self-limited course. We report a patient of eosinophilic peritonitis that was successfully resolved without special treatment.

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