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J Microbiol Immunol Infect. 2008 Jun;41(3):272-4.

Peritoneal dialysis-related peritonitis caused by Gemella morbillorum in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus receiving steroid therapy.

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Division of Critical Care Medicine, Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Lotung Poh-Ai Hospital, Yi-Lan, Taiwan.

Abstract

Gemella morbillorum, a Gram-positive coccus, is a natural inhabitant of the human oropharyngeal, upper respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts. Human infections caused by this organism are rare. We describe a case of peritoneal dialysis-related peritonitis due to G. morbillorum in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus receiving steroid therapy. The patient responded well to antibiotics, without removal of the peritoneal catheter.

PMID:
18629424
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