Eosinophilic peritonitis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of cloudy peritoneal fluid occurring within the first few months of peritoneal dialysis. It is a self-limited disease and has a benign prognosis. Antibiotics are not necessary as they may not influence the course of the disease. However, symptomatic eosinophilic peritonitis can benefit from short courses of therapy with steroids or antihistamine. Here, we report two recent cases of eosinophilic peritonitis at our hospital. These two cases had cloudy peritoneal fluid with high eosinophilic count without abdominal pain, and negative of peritoneal fluid culture and Gram stain. One case was treated with antihistamine and low dose steroid and the other was treated with supportive treatment. All the dialysate fluids were clear after treatment.
|Translated title of the contribution||連續可活動性腹膜透析病人的嗜伊紅性腹膜炎：兩病例報告|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
- eosinophilic peritonitis
- peritoneal dialysis