Mycobacterium chelonae peritonitis associated with continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis

Merlin, T.L.; Tzamaloukas, A.H.

American Journal of Clinical Pathology 91(6): 717-720

1989


ISSN/ISBN: 0002-9173
PMID: 2729184
DOI: 10.1093/ajcp/91.6.717
Accession: 032463951

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Abstract
This case report documents successful diagnosis and therapy in a case of Mycobacterium chelonae peritonitis associated with continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) and reviews problems associated with CAPD peritonitis resulting from the rapidly growing mycobacteria, M.chelonae and Mycobacterium fortuitum.