Care of the pediatric patient on chronic peritoneal dialysis

Pediatr Nephrol. 2022 Dec;37(12):3043-3055. doi: 10.1007/s00467-022-05605-2. Epub 2022 May 19.


Peritoneal dialysis is the most commonly prescribed dialysis modality for infants and young children with kidney failure worldwide. Provision of high-quality care for the pediatric patient on chronic peritoneal dialysis requires a multidisciplinary approach and a strong collaboration with the patient and their caregiver. This article not only reviews current recommendations and advances in the care of pediatric patients on peritoneal dialysis with a focus on the provision of high-quality care and improvement in outcomes, but it also draws attention to health care disparities that exist locally and globally.

Keywords: Adolescents; Children; Dialysis; Infants; Kidney failure; Peritoneal dialysis.

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Healthcare Disparities
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic* / therapy
  • Peritoneal Dialysis*
  • Renal Dialysis