Interleukin-6 and interleukin-8 in dialysate and serum from patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis.

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We investigated interleukin-6 (IL-6) and interleukin-8 (IL-8) in peritoneal dialysate and serum from 17 patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) with a total of 24 episodes of peritonitis and from 14 non-infected CAPD controls. Bacterial growth was found in 20 (83%) of the dialysate samples. Staphylococcus epidermidis caused 40% of the… (More)

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@article{Brauner1993Interleukin6AI, title={Interleukin-6 and interleukin-8 in dialysate and serum from patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis.}, author={Annelie Brauner and Bonnie H. Hylander and Bengt Wretlind}, journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation}, year={1993}, volume={22 3}, pages={430-5} }