Turkish Journal of Nephrology
Case Report

A Rare Cause of Peritonitis in Peritoneal Dialysis Patient: Streptococcus Agalactiae


Ege Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Hastanesi, Nefroloji Bilim Dalı, İzmir, Türkiye


Ege Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Hastanesi, Klinik Bakteriyoloji ve Enfeksiyon Hastalıkları, İzmir, Türkiye

Turkish J Nephrol 2012; 21: 304-306
DOI: 10.5262/tndt.2012.1003.20
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Peritonitis is a common clinical problem in patients treated by peritoneal dialysis. The most common organisms causing peritonitis are Gram-positive (especially staphylococcus species). Peritonitis with Streptococcus agalactiae causes rare but often fatal infections in peritoneal dialysis patients. We present the case of a 39-year-old female peritoneal dialysis patient who had peritonitis due to Streptococcus agalactiae and the infection was successfully treated with intraperitoneal Cefazolin and Vancomycin. There were no further episodes of peritonitis during the six-month follow-up.

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