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Nocardia asteroides peritonitis in peritoneal dialysis patients: Case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  22022090     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Nocardia is a rare pathogen of peritoneal dialysis-related peritonitis despite its universal presence in soil, organic matter, and water. Human infections are seen mostly in immunocompromized hosts. The usual primary site of lesions is lung. Nocardia can enter the peritoneal cavity through the Tenckhoff catheter. We describe the first case of nocardia peritonitis that had associated nocardia pneumonia. The Tenckhoff catheter was removed due to nonresolution of peritonitis. The organism was resistant to sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim. The patient developed hypotension, disseminated intravascular coagulation, and respiratory failure and died.
Authors:
N Prasad; J K Suresh; A Gupta; K N Prasad; R K Sharma
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of nephrology     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1998-3662     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Nephrol     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-24     Completed Date:  2011-11-10     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8914356     Medline TA:  Indian J Nephrol     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  276-9     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Nephrology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.
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