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Table 2 Characteristics of 544 peritonitis episodes of 466 PD patients

From: Peritonitis in peritoneal dialysis patients in Japan: a 2013 retrospective questionnaire survey of Japanese Society for Peritoneal Dialysis member institutions

Clinical characteristics
PD treatment duration at the time of peritonitis (months) 36.1 ± 32.7
Frequency of peritonitis during the study (cases)
 1 time 407
 2 times 43
 3 times 13
 4 times 3
Recurrent peritonitis 19
Relapsing peritonitis 11
Repeat peritonitis 14
  1. Recurrent peritonitis an episode that occurs within 4 weeks of completion of therapy for a prior episode but with a different organism, Relapsing peritonitis an episode that occurs within 4 weeks of completion of therapy for a prior episode with the same organism or a sterile episode, Repeat peritonitis an episode that occurs more than 4 weeks after completion of therapy for a prior episode with the same organism