Intraperitoneal erythropoietin treatment of children with chronic renal failure
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Intraperitoneal erythropoietin was given to three children on chronic peritoneal dialysis. Doses between 100 and 150 units/kg were given undiluted into a dry cavity twice weekly and left for 10-12 h before resuming dialysis. Satisfactory haemoglobin levels were seen over a 6-month period and there were no complications. Intraperitoneal administration of erythropoietin is cost-effective and avoids the local pain of subcutaneous injections.
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