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Inguinal site infection as a rare cause of secondary peritonitis: report of a case.
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PMID:  17437369     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Many rare conditions may cause secondary peritonitis. Injection site infection as a primary source of peritonitis has not been reported. METHODS: Case report and review of the pertinent English-language literature. RESULTS: We describe a 39-year-old intravenous drug user who presented with peritonitis. During the surgical exploration, all abdominal organs were intact, but there was an orifice in the pelvic peritoneum that was related to an inguinal site infection. Cultures of both the inguinal area and the peritoneal cavity discharge revealed Staphylococcus aureus. CONCLUSIONS: Physicians should be aware of secondary peritonitis induced by self-injection of illicit substances in proximity to the peritoneal envelope.
Rooh-Allah Yegane; Mohammad Bashashati; Mohammad Reza Keramati
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgical infections     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1096-2964     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg Infect (Larchmt)     Publication Date:  2007 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-17     Completed Date:  2007-05-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9815642     Medline TA:  Surg Infect (Larchmt)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  233-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Loqman-Hakim Hospital, Shahid Beheshti Medical University, Tehran, Iran.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Cutaneous Fistula / complications,  microbiology*
Fistula / complications,  microbiology*
Inguinal Canal
Injections, Intravenous / adverse effects
Methicillin Resistance / drug effects
Peritoneal Diseases / complications,  microbiology*
Peritonitis / etiology,  microbiology*
Pneumoperitoneum / etiology,  radiography
Staphylococcal Infections / drug therapy*
Substance Abuse, Intravenous / complications,  microbiology*
Vancomycin / therapeutic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 1404-90-6/Vancomycin

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