Pediatric Nephrology

, Volume 21, Issue 2, pp 300–300

Tissue plasminogen activator for blocked peritoneal dialysis catheters

Letter to the Editors

DOI: 10.1007/s00467-005-2070-y

Cite this article as:
Krishnan, R.G. & Moghal, N.E. Pediatr Nephrol (2006) 21: 300. doi:10.1007/s00467-005-2070-y


Tissue plasminogen activator was used for a blocked peritoneal dialysis catheter in a child with no vascular access. The catheter was salvaged using tissue plasminogen activator and dialysis could be carried out without any difficulty.


Tissue plasminogen activatorPeritoneal dialysis

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ward 10, Department of Paediatric NephrologyRoyal Victoria InfirmaryNewcastle upon TyneUK