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2022 Dec 16

BMC Nephrol



Recurrent peritonitis relapse in a patient with atrial septal defect undergoing peritoneal dialysis: a case report.


Peritonitis is the most common complication in patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD). Most patients recover with appropriate antibiotic treatment; however, when peritonitis repeatedly relapses, the cause of recurrence must be explored. The relationship between atrial septal defect (ASD), infective endocarditis (IE), and peritonitis is rarely reported. Here, we present a case of recurrent peritonitis due to Staphylococcus aureus in a patient with ASD and IE undergoing PD.