Journal article

Hodgkin's Lymphoma Diagnosed from Peritoneal Effluent

Paul Viray, Stella Setyapranata, Stephen G Holt

PERITONEAL DIALYSIS INTERNATIONAL | MULTIMED INC | Published : 2016

Abstract

In infective cases of peritoneal dialysis (PD) peritonitis, examination of the effluent fluid usually shows a predominance of neutrophils, and a bacterial organism is frequently isolated by culture. Where no organisms are identified, cases are often referred to as culture-negative 'peritonitis,' but non-infective causes for cloudy effluent are rare. We report the unusual finding of cloudy effluent as a presenting sign of recurrent lymphoma, diagnosed by cytological examination of the peritoneal effluent.