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Semin Dial. 2019 Jan;32(1):72-79. doi: 10.1111/sdi.12740. Epub 2018 Jul 22.

When the color of peritoneal dialysis effluent can be used as a diagnostic tool.

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1
Department of Nephrology, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Lapeyronie, Montpellier, France.
2
Department of Nephrology, Université catholique de Louvain, Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc, Brussels, Belgium.

Abstract

Peritoneal dialysis (PD) effluent is normally transparent. A change in its appearance may be the first indication of an intra- or extraperitoneal abnormality which may or may not be related to the peritoneal dialysis technique itself. What diagnosis should be considered when PD effluent turns on red, orange, cloudy, milky white, green, yellow, purple or black in color? After review of the literature, we propose a differential diagnosis, as well as some management recommendations, for specific abnormal color presentations of the PD effluent.

KEYWORDS:

bloody effluent; chyloperitoneum; peritoneal dialysis; peritonitis; rhabdomyolysis

PMID:
30032485
DOI:
10.1111/sdi.12740

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