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Citrobacter peritonitis: two cases and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21799055     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
One of the uncommon gram negative organisms causing peritonitis in peritoneal dialysis patients is Citrobacter. Because of this organism's resistant nature, treatment for Citrobacter peritonitis may be difficult, and removal of the catheter may be necessary in refractory cases. Here we present 2 cases of peritonitis caused by this organism and fully treated with antibiotics. The literature contains only a limited number of reports on Citrobacter peritonitis, mostly case reports or portions of general papers about the microbiological spectrum of peritonitis in the relevant units. Until enough data about this micro-organism have been accumulated to map out an approach, it is wise to individualize treatment by watching the response of the patient during the wait for the antibiogram result and not to hesitate to remove the catheter if the clinical situation deteriorates.
Meltem Gursu; Zeki Aydin; Filiz Pehlivanoglu; Savas Ozturk; Serhat Karadag; Sami Uzun; Emel Tatli; Rumeyza Kazancioglu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Peritoneal dialysis international : journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1718-4304     ISO Abbreviation:  Perit Dial Int     Publication Date:    2011 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-07-29     Completed Date:  2011-12-22     Revised Date:  2012-08-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8904033     Medline TA:  Perit Dial Int     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  409-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011 International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
Nephrology, Haseki Training and Research Hospital, Bezmialem Vakif University Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Enterobacteriaceae Infections* / drug therapy
Peritonitis / drug therapy,  microbiology*

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