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==Peritoneal Dialysis Complications==
==Peritoneal Dialysis Complications==
===[[Peritoneal-associated peritonitis]]===
*Most common complication
*Presentation no different from other causes of peritonitis
*Send dialysate fluid for cell count, Gram stain, cx (if available)
**Cell count >100 w/ >50% neutrophils most c/w infection
*Can add [[antibiotic] to the dialysate if possible (parenteral abx not required)
**1st gen [[cephalosporin]] or [[vancomycin]] (if pen allergic)

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