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Secondary peritonitis caused by Streptomyces viridis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22337982     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Streptomyces organisms are soil inhabitants rarely causing nonmycetomic infections. We describe a case of secondary peritonitis caused by Streptomyces viridis in a chronic alcoholic patient who presented with fever, abdominal distension, and pain in the abdomen. The most likely source of infection was by inoculation through multiple paracenteses, done for treatment of ascites, before the patient came to our health care center. This is the second case report of Streptomyces peritonitis and the first case caused by Streptomyces viridis, which is usually found in the soil in our geographic region.
Priya Datta; Shilpa Arora; Ruby Jain; Jagdish Chander; Wendy van de Sande
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2012-02-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical microbiology     Volume:  50     ISSN:  1098-660X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Clin. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-16     Completed Date:  2012-07-16     Revised Date:  2013-06-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505564     Medline TA:  J Clin Microbiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1813-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College Hospital, Chandigarh, India.
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MeSH Terms
Ascites / surgery
DNA, Bacterial / chemistry,  genetics
DNA, Ribosomal / chemistry,  genetics
Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections / diagnosis*,  pathology
Middle Aged
Peritonitis / diagnosis*,  pathology
Postoperative Complications
RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics
Sequence Analysis, DNA
Streptomyces / isolation & purification*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/DNA, Bacterial; 0/DNA, Ribosomal; 0/RNA, Ribosomal, 16S

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