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Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol. 2004 May;15(3):171-3.

Recurrent chronic ambulatory peritoneal dialysis-associated infection due to rothia dentocariosa.

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Department of Pediatrics, Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario;

Abstract

Rothia dentocariosa is a commensal organism of the human oropharynx. Clinical infection due to this organism is rare. A case of recurrent peritoneal dialysis-related peritonitis caused by R dentocariosa and a review of the literature is reported. Isolation of R dentocariosa from dialysate fluid should not be dismissed as a contaminant. Although there are no interpretive criteria for antimicrobial susceptibility testing, R dentocariosa appears to be susceptible to a variety of antibiotics including beta-lactams, vancomycin and aminoglycosides. Optimal therapy of peritoneal dialysis peritonitis caused by this organism may also require removal of the catheter.

KEYWORDS:

Peritoneal dialysis; Peritonitis; Rothia dentocariosa

PMID:
18159489
PMCID:
PMC2094970

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