Recurrent, fatal Hemophilus influenzae sepsis in a splenectomized child on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD)

R. A. Cohn, T. E. Nevins, D. I. Moel

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Abstract

This child, who was on CAPD, had two episodes of Hemophilus influenzae sepsis, the second of which proved fatal. Predisposing factors were prior splenectomy, recent immunosuppression and cytomegalovirus infection. Peritonitis was not present. Nephrologists must consider various risk factors when caring for the increasing number of young children on CAPD, particularly those who are splenectomized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)51-52
Number of pages2
JournalPeritoneal Dialysis Bulletin
Volume5
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985

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