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Listeria peritonitis in patients on peritoneal dialysis: two cases and a review of the literature.
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PMID:  22058269     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Two cases are reported of patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis who presented with peritonitis caused by Listeria monocytogenes. They were successfully treated with intraperitoneal and intravenous administration of amoxicillin. In patients on peritoneal dialysis, Listeria monocytogenes is a very rare cause of peritonitis, with only 11 cases reported to date, and mainly occurring in immunocompromised patients. In contrast to the majority of the reported cases, neither of our patients had received immunosuppressive drugs. To our knowledge, these are the first two cases of Listeria peritonitis reported in the Netherlands.
M Bierhoff; E Krutwagen; E F H van Bommel; C A Verburgh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Netherlands journal of medicine     Volume:  69     ISSN:  1872-9061     ISO Abbreviation:  Neth J Med     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0356133     Medline TA:  Neth J Med     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  461-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Kennemer Gasthuis Haarlem, the Netherlands.
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