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Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2014 Aug;33(8):1267-71. doi: 10.1007/s10096-014-2079-x. Epub 2014 Feb 26.

Mycobacterium chelonae peritonitis in peritoneal dialysis. Literature review.

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Nephrology and Hypertension Institute, Sheba Medical Center and Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Hashomer, Israel, margarita.kunin@sheba.health.gov.il.

Abstract

Non-tuberculous mycobacteria are a rare but serious cause of peritoneal dialysis-related peritonitis. There are no clear guidelines for treating non-tuberculous mycobacteria peritoneal dialysis-associated infections. It has been recommended that at least two antibiotics be given for a prolonged period and peritoneal catheter should be removed. This paper describes the clinical course and treatment of a patient with M. chelonae peritoneal dialysis-related peritonitis and reviews the previously published cases.

PMID:
24569948
DOI:
10.1007/s10096-014-2079-x
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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