Peritoneal dialysis associated infections: An update on diagnosis and management.

@article{Akoh2012PeritonealDA,
  title={Peritoneal dialysis associated infections: An update on diagnosis and management.},
  author={Jacob A. Akoh},
  journal={World journal of nephrology},
  year={2012},
  volume={1 4},
  pages={106-22}
}
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is associated with a high risk of infection of the peritoneum, subcutaneous tunnel and catheter exit site. Although quality standards demand an infection rate < 0.67 episodes/patient/year on dialysis, the reported overall rate of PD associated infection is 0.24-1.66 episodes/patient/year. It is estimated that for every 0.5-per-year… CONTINUE READING