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Atypical mycobacterial exit-site infection and peritonitis in peritoneal dialysis patients on prophylactic exit-site gentamicin cream.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23032088     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report 9 cases of exit-site infection and continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis peritonitis associated with atypical mycobacteria. All patients had been using topical gentamicin cream as prophylaxis for exit-site infection before the onset of these infections. Gentamicin cream is postulated to be a potential risk factor for atypical mycobacterial infection because of selective pressure on other micro-organisms. The microbiology of atypical mycobacteria and the treatment for atypical mycobacterial infections are discussed.
Man-wai Lo; Siu-ka Mak; Yuk-yi Wong; Kwok-chi Lo; Shuk-fan Chan; Gensy M W Tong; Kin-yee Lo; Ping-nam Wong; Cindy W S Tse; Kai-Man Kam; Andrew K M Wong
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2012-10-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  Peritoneal dialysis international : journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1718-4304     ISO Abbreviation:  Perit Dial Int     Publication Date:    2013 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-05-10     Completed Date:  2014-02-24     Revised Date:  2014-05-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8904033     Medline TA:  Perit Dial Int     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  267-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Administration, Topical
Aged, 80 and over
Anti-Bacterial Agents / administration & dosage*
Antibiotic Prophylaxis*
Catheters, Indwelling / adverse effects,  microbiology*
Fatal Outcome
Gentamicins / administration & dosage*
Kidney Diseases / therapy
Middle Aged
Mycobacterium Infections, Nontuberculous / microbiology,  prevention & control*
Peritoneal Dialysis, Continuous Ambulatory*
Peritonitis / microbiology,  prevention & control*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 0/Gentamicins

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