Peritonitis caused by Nocardia farcinica in a patient undergoing continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (note)
Liassine, N.; Rahal, K.
Archives de l'Institut Pasteur d'Algerie 58: 95-102
ISSN/ISBN: 0020-2460 PMID: 1309148 Accession: 040947440
We report here an isolation of bacteria genus Nocardia, Nocardia farcinica, in a dialysis liquid of a renal insufficiency patient treated by continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (C.A.P.D.). Real peritonitis was due to infection with this bacteria, eliminated after an adapted antibiotherapy. This observation is interesting first because of the rare occurrence of Nocardia's peritonitis in the patients on CAPD, and secondly in relation with the species of Nocardia, Nocardia farcinica, less known than Nocardia asteroides but not less pathogenic.