Peritoneal Dialysate 1gG/C3 Level - Does it Predict peritonitis?
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Previous reports have suggested that dialysate levels of IgG and C3 correlate inversely with the likelihood of developing peritonitis. In a prospective study, we measured IgG and C3 in the overnight dialysate (8-11 h dwell) in 34 CAPD patients over 24 months (monthly level taken where possible). Dialysate levels of IgG and C3 from the overnight dwell are not predictive of the risk of developing CAPD peritonitis. Furthermore, no correlation was found between opsonin levels and onset of clinical peritonitis.
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Anwar N, Hutchison A, Gopal R. Peritoneal Dialysate 1gG/C3 Level - Does it Predict peritonitis?. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Sep. 28 [cited 2023 Jun. 4];18(2). Available from: https://www.jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/878
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