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      Outcome of an Opportunistic Infection after Polymicrobial Peritonitis in an HIV-Infected Patient Treated with Peritoneal Dialysis


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          The prevalence of human immuodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) is likely to increase and many of them will be on peritoneal dialysis as renal replacement therapy. Infectious complications are a major problem associated with peritoneal dialysis (PD). It has been speculated that the HIV-positive peritoneal dialysis population may develop peritonitis more frequently than other peritoneal dialysis patients. We present the complications and unexpected good response to medical management of PD-associated peritonitis in a young HIV-infected black male. He had two unusual and serious infections; the first was a polymicrobial peritonitis which predisposed the patient to an unusual infection caused by Corynebacteria JK for which he was successfully treated without catheter removal.

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          Am J Nephrol
          American Journal of Nephrology
          S. Karger AG
          December 1999
          26 November 1999
          : 19
          : 6
          : 682-685
          Division of Renal Diseases & Hypertension, Department of Medicine, The George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, D.C., USA
          13542 Am J Nephrol 1999;19:682–685
          © 1999 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Cardiovascular Medicine,Nephrology
          HIV,Peritoneal dialysis,<italic>Corynebacteria JK</italic>,Chronic renal disease,Polymicrobial peritonitis


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