Journal Watch - Hemacolor Staining
Rapid Differentiation of PD Peritonitis Causes
Eosinophilic vs. microbial peritonitis requires different treatment, but cultures take days—and still may not find the cause. A center used effluent microscopy—slides of gram-stained PD fluid under a microscope—to determine if microbes were present and if so, which types. Among 250 people between 2007 and 2017, there were 155 at-risk cases of peritonitis, hemacolor staining was key to differentiating the cause and guiding treatment.
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