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BMJ Case Rep. 2018 Jan 3;2018. pii: bcr-2017-220088. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2017-220088.

Peritonitis with Listeria monocytogenes in a patient on automated peritoneal dialysis.

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1
Medical Department, National Hospital in the Faroe Islands, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands.
2
Statens Serum Institut Mikrobiologisk Diagnostik og Virologi, Kobenhavn, Hovedstaden, Denmark.
3
Department of Infectious Diseases, Odense Universitetshospital, Odense, Denmark.

Abstract

We present a case where Listeria monocytogenesserotype 1/2a was determined to be the causative agent of peritonitis in a patient on automated peritoneal dialysis. The patient, a 53-year-old Caucasian woman from the Faroe Islands was admitted to the National Hospital reporting of constant abdominal pain and a fever. Peritoneal cultures were positive for growth of L. monocytogenes. The patient was successfully treated with oral amoxicillin for 2 weeks and intraperitoneal vancomycin for 3 weeks. To date, the patient has not been readmitted due to peritonitis. The Faroese salmon was the suspected source of infection with L. monocytogenes.

KEYWORDS:

dialysis; foodborne Infections

PMID:
29298783
PMCID:
PMC5775769
DOI:
10.1136/bcr-2017-220088
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