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Gonococcal peritonitis in a patient treated with continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD)

Wolfson, A.B.; Nachamkin, I.; Singer, I.; Moffitt, C.M.; Buchan, A.M.

American Journal of Kidney Diseases the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation 6(4): 257-260


ISSN/ISBN: 0272-6386
PMID: 4050785
DOI: 10.1016/s0272-6386(85)80184-0
Accession: 040225132

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We report a case of gonococcal peritonitis in a sexually active female on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. The presumed route of entry into the peritoneal cavity was via the Fallopian tube. The episode responded rapidly to a standard antibiotic treatment protocol. Some episodes of culture-negative peritonitis may be caused by genital tract organisms which are not cultured by routine methods.

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