Peritonitis in children with nephrotic syndrome.

  title={Peritonitis in children with nephrotic syndrome.},
  author={M J Gorensek and Marc Lebel and John Daniel Nelson},
  volume={81 6},
In a retrospective review of 214 children with nephrotic syndrome seen at Children's Medical Center and Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas throughout the 20-year period from 1967 to 1986, 62 cases of primary peritonitis were identified in 37 patients (17.3% rate). Streptococcus pneumoniae was the major pathogen, accounting for 38% of the cases. An additional 27% of patients had negative culture results but were clinically responsive to penicillin. Gram-negative organisms were cultured from… CONTINUE READING


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