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Perit Dial Int. 2007 Jun;27 Suppl 2:S267-71.

Gram-negative peritonitis--the Achilles heel of peritoneal dialysis?

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  • 1Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, PR China.


Peritonitis caused by gram-negative bacteria is a serious complication of peritoneal dialysis. Antibiotic resistance is common, and response to medical treatment is often poor. In the present article, we review recent advances in the understanding of the pathogenesis and treatment of this serious condition.

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