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Hypogammaglobulinemia and fatal sepsis in an infant maintained on peritoneal dialysis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8398661     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Chronic peritoneal dialysis (CPD) is a common form of renal replacement therapy in children. Recent studies suggest that immunological abnormalities, in particular hypogammaglobulinemia, may develop in children and infants on peritoneal dialysis. We report an infant maintained on CPD who died of gram-negative sepsis. At post-mortem examination, he was noted to have severe panhypogammaglobulinemia.
Authors:
A M Neu; H M Lederman; B A Fivush
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric nephrology (Berlin, Germany)     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0931-041X     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Nephrol.     Publication Date:  1993 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-11-15     Completed Date:  1993-11-15     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8708728     Medline TA:  Pediatr Nephrol     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  455-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Agammaglobulinemia / etiology*
Fatal Outcome
Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections / etiology*
Humans
Infant
Kidney Failure, Chronic / therapy
Male
Opportunistic Infections / etiology*
Peritoneal Dialysis / adverse effects*

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