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Child being treated with peritoneal dialysis. Young girl in a hospital having peritoneal dialysis, a form of treatment for kidney disorders. Dialysis, or haemodialysis, is required when the kidneys are no longer able to filter waste products from the blood properly. Peritoneal dialysis uses the patient's peritoneum (lining of the abdominal cavity) as a filter. Photographed in India.
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