Two possibly related cases of Mycobacterium fortuitum peritonitis associated with continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis

Soriano, F.; Rodriguez-Tudela, J.L.; Gómez-Garcés, J.L.; Velo, M.

European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Official Publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology 8(10): 895-897

1989


ISSN/ISBN: 0934-9723
PMID: 2512136
DOI: 10.1007/bf01963778
Accession: 007975367

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Abstract
This paper describes two possibly related cases of hospital-acquired Mycobacterium fortuitum peritonitis associated with continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD). To our knowledge these are the first reported cases of CAPD peritonitis with possible cross-contamination by such a microorganism. Investigations for mycobacteria should be performed in all cases of culture-negative peritonitis, especially those which do not respond to the usual antimicrobial therapy.

Two possibly related cases of Mycobacterium fortuitum peritonitis associated with continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis