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Neonatal Med August;23(3):158-162.
Published online 2016 August 31
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Successful Peritoneal Dialysis in an Extremely Preterm Infant
Jisun Huh, M.D., Jihye Hwang, M.D., Eun Hee Lee, M.D., Yoon Jung Boo, M.D.*, Byung Min Choi, M.D., and Young Sook Hong, M.D.
Departments of Pediatrics and Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery*, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Corresponding Author: Eun Hee Lee  , Tel: +82-2-920-6287  , Fax: +82-2-922-7476 , Email: neoleeeh@gmail.com
ABSTRACT
Peritoneal dialysis can be considered renal supportive therapy, even in an extremely low birth weight infant with acute kidney injury not responding to general supportive measures. Although there have been several reports of successful peritoneal dialysis in extremely low birth weight infants, general practice guidelines and commercially available optimal peritoneal dialysis catheters have not been introduced.
We report a successful case of peritoneal dialysis in an extremely low birth weight infant born at 25 weeks gestational age, with birth weight 790 g, with uncontrollable metabolic acidosis, hyperkalemia, progressive azotemia and continued anuria.
Keywords: Acute kidney injury, Peritoneal dialysis, Infant, Extremely low birth weight
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