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Pleuro-Peritoneal Fistula – An Important Condition to Consider in Patients using Peritoneal Dialysis


Abstract Pleural effusions are a common finding in patients admitted on the medical take. This case decribes a patient using peritoneal dialysis who presented with progressive dyspnoea. Clinical examination and chest x-ray confirmed the presence of a pleural effusion. Thoracocentesis confirmed a ‘sweet’ effusion (higher pleural: serum glucose content), suggesting…

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