Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, November 29th, 2005
According to recent research published in the journal Dialysis & Transplantation, "The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic has led to a large increase in the number of patients who have developed end-stage renal disease and require maintenance dialysis; many of these patients undergo continuous peritoneal dialysis (PD).
"It has been reported that these patients have increased rates of peritonitis, and that unusual organisms are its cause. We retrospectively studied peritonitis rates and their responsible organisms in 7...
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