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Diphtheroid peritonitis associated with continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6509806     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Five patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) developed peritonitis caused by diphtheroid bacteria. Peritoneal catheter exit site inflammation and/or discharge preceded all cases and relapses were common. Antimicrobial therapy alone failed to eradicate the bacteria and peritoneal catheter removal was required before peritonitis resolved. Laboratory culture of the diphtheroid bacteria was difficult and prolonged incubation was often necessary. Diphtheroid bacteria are important opportunistic pathogens in immunocompromised patients and should be carefully sought for in all cases of culture-negative CAPD-associated peritonitis.
A C Leung; G Orange; I S Henderson; A C Kennedy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical nephrology     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0301-0430     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Nephrol.     Publication Date:  1984 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-02-05     Completed Date:  1985-02-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0364441     Medline TA:  Clin Nephrol     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  200-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Corynebacterium Infections / etiology*,  microbiology
Middle Aged
Peritoneal Dialysis / adverse effects*
Peritoneal Dialysis, Continuous Ambulatory / adverse effects*
Peritonitis / etiology*,  microbiology
Propionibacterium / isolation & purification

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