First exchange neutrophilia is not always an index of peritonitis during CAPD.


To date, the medical literature suggests that CAPD patients with peritonitis have an increase in the dialysate white cell count (greater than 100 cells mL) with neutrophilia (greater than 50%). In order to explore the differential composition of the peritoneal fluid cells (P.F.C.), we have followed 21 patients (PTS) twice a month over a 30-month period… (More)


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