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2020 Aug 28

Perit Dial Int

Clinical utility of a traditional score system for the evaluation of the peritoneal dialysis exit-site infection in a national multicentric cohort study.


Rigo M, Pecoits-Filho R, Lambie M, Tuon F F, Barretti P, de Moraes T P
Perit Dial Int. 2020 Aug 28:896860820949032.
PMID: 32856533.


Exit-site infection (ESI) is an important risk factor for peritonitis in patients under chronic peritoneal dialysis (PD). The International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis (ISPD) recommend its diagnosis as the presence of purulent drainage in the exit site (ES) but time-consuming scores using others skin signs are routinely used.