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Mycobacterium fortuitum infection in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19049716     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Mycobacterium fortuitum group species is an atypical rapidly growing nontuberculous mycobacterium. It has been increasingly recognized as a potential pathogen mostly encountered in skin and soft tissue infections. Rarely, however, it has been associated with catheter-related infections, either central venous lines or peritoneal dialysis catheters. In this report we describe 2 patients maintained on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis who developed Mycobacterium fortuitum peritonitis and a catheter tunnel abscess, respectively. Molecular biology identification of the isolates was performed in both cases. The literature is reviewed regarding all similar cases.
T Hod; R Kushnir; Y Paitan; Z Korzets
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical nephrology     Volume:  70     ISSN:  0301-0430     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Nephrol.     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-03     Completed Date:  2009-03-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0364441     Medline TA:  Clin Nephrol     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  546-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Nephrology and Hypertension, Meir Medical Center, Kfar-Saba, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Ascitic Fluid / microbiology
DNA, Bacterial / analysis
Diagnosis, Differential
Follow-Up Studies
Kidney Failure, Chronic / therapy
Middle Aged
Mycobacterium Infections, Atypical / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  etiology*
Mycobacterium fortuitum / genetics,  isolation & purification*
Peritoneal Cavity / microbiology*
Peritoneal Dialysis, Continuous Ambulatory / adverse effects*
Peritonitis / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  etiology*
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 0/DNA, Bacterial

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