A Case of Peritoneal Dialysis-related Peritonitis Caused by Aeromonas Hydrophila in the Patient Receiving Automated Peritoneal Dialysis
Kim, H.Jin.; Park, H.Sun.; Bae, E.; Kim, H.Won.; Kim, B.; Moon, K.Hyoub.; Lee, D-Young.
Electrolyte and Blood Pressure e and Bp 16(2): 27-29
ISSN/ISBN: 1738-5997 PMID: 30899312 DOI: 10.5049/ebp.2018.16.2.27
Peritoneal dialysis (PD)-related peritonitis is a major cause of injury and technique failure in patients undergoing PD. Aeromonas hydrophila is ubiquitous in the environment, and is a Gram-negative rod associated with infections in fish and amphibians in most cases; however, it can also cause opportunistic infections in immunocompromised patients. We report a case of A. hydrophila peritonitis in a 56-year-old male on automated PD. Peritonitis may have been caused by contamination of the Set Plus, a component of the automated peritoneal dialysis device. Although Set Plus is disposable, the patient reused the product by cleansing with tap water. He was successfully treated with intraperitoneally-administered ceftazidime and has been well without recurrence for more than 2 years.