Mycobacterium fortuitum peritonitis in a patient undergoing chronic peritoneal dialysis

LaRocco, M.T.; Mortensen, J.E.; Robinson, A.

Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease 4(2): 161-164


ISSN/ISBN: 0732-8893
PMID: 3956137
DOI: 10.1016/0732-8893(86)90151-3
Accession: 028762213

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Peritonitis, due to Mycobacterium fortuitum, developed in a 15-yr-old young man undergoing chronic peritoneal dialysis. Although of low pathogenic potential, this rapidly growing non-tuberculous mycobacterium does cause human disease particularly in the compromised host and should be considered as a potential cause of peritonitis in the chronic peritoneal dialysis patient.