Korean J Nephrol.  2001 Nov;20(6):1080-1083.

Symptomatic Eosinophilic Peritonitis in CAPD Treated with Low Dose of Oral Prednisolone

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Konkuk University, Choongju, Korea.
  • 2Department of Internal Medicine, NIHC Ilsan Hospital, Ilsan, Korea.

Abstract

Eosinophilic peritonitis is not uncommonly observed in patients on peritoneal dialysis. It typically occurs within the first 3 months after the initiation of peritoneal dialysis. Eosinophilic peritonitis is usually a benign and self-limiting process with the exception of fungal eosinophilic peritonitis. The use of oral or intraperitoneal steroids has been suggested only for patients with abdominal pain or with markedly turbid peritoneal effluent. We report a case of eosinophilic peritonitis with severe abdominal pain, which successfully resolved on treatment with single dose of oral prednisolone.

Keyword

Eosinophilic peritonitis; CAPD; Prednisolone
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