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Terminology for Peritonitis

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Terms used for peritonitis

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  • 1. Terminology for Peritonitis Recurrent An episode that occurs within 4 weeks of completion of therapy of a prior episode but with a different Organism . Relapsing An episode that occurs within 4 weeks of completion of therapy of a prior episode with the same organism or 1 sterile episode . Repeat An episode that occurs more than 4 weeks after completion of therapy of a prior episode with the same organism . Refractory Failure of the effluent to clear after 5 days of appropriate antibiotics Catheter-related peritonitis Peritonitis in conjunction with an exit-site or tunnel infection with the same organism or 1 site Sterile . Relapsing episodes should not be counted as another peritonitis when calculating peritonitis rates; recurrent and repeat episodes should be counted. Indications for Catheter Removal for Peritoneal Dialysis-Related Infections • Refractory peritonitis • Relapsing peritonitis • Refractory exit-site and tunnel infection • Fungal peritonitis • Catheter removal may also be considered for : • Repeat peritonitis • Mycobacterial peritonitis • Multiple enteric organisms .