Difference between relapsing and repeat peritonitis

What is difference between relapsing and repeat peritonitis?

Relapsing peritonitis describes redevelopment of peritonitis with the same organism within 4 weeks of completion of therapy for a previous episode; repeat peritonitis describes redevelopment of peritonitis with the same organism, but occurring more than 4 weeks after completion of therapy for the previous episode. Both suggest inadequate treatment (i.e., low MIC with the first episode of peritonitis) or a continued nidus of infection (i.e., catheter biofilm, need for catheter removal).

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