Does immunologic status predict peritonitis in children treated with CAPD?


Aksu N., Keskinoglu A. , Erdogan H., Yavascan O., Mir S., Kansoy S.

18th Annual Conference on Peritoneal Dialysis, Tennessee, United States Of America, 23 - 25 February 1998, vol.14, pp.243-246 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 14
  • City: Tennessee
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.243-246
  • Keywords: immunity, peritonitis, children, RENAL REPLACEMENT THERAPY, IMMUNE STATUS

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether immunologic status could predict the development of peritonitis in children on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD). Twenty-one patients (12 boys, 9 girls) aged 10.1 +/- 4.32 years (range: 23 months to 14 years) were studied. The mean duration of CAPD treatment was 12.88 +/- 6.69 months (range: 2 - 22 months). Twelve healthy children (mean age 11.5 years) were selected as a control group.