Hypogammaglobulinemia and fatal sepsis in an infant maintained on peritoneal dialysis

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Abstract

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 panhypogamma-globulinemia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)455-456
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Nephrology
Volume7
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 1993

Keywords

  • Hypogammaglobulinemia
  • Immunity
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Vaccination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Nephrology

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