Percutaneous peritoneal dialysis catheter insertion in blood borne virus infected patients—a preferred option

Santosh Varughese, Madhivanan Sundaram, Gopal Basu, Veerasamy Tamilarasi

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In patients with Chronic Kidney Disease stage V infected with blood borne viral infections like human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV), Chronic Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD) catheter placement entails an increased health hazard to the surgical team as well as increases the costs involved. Use of the percutaneous technique has similar success rates as the surgical method. We describe successful percutaneous CAPD catheter placement in four blood borne virus infected CKD 5 patients and suggest it as the technique of choice in these patients.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-34
Number of pages2
JournalIndian Journal of Peritoneal Dialysis
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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