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Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2019 Jan-Feb;30(1):250-253.

A rare agent of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis peritonitis: Rhizobium Radiobacter.

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1
Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey.
2
Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey.
3
Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey.
4
Department of Nephrology, Faculty of Medicine, Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey.

Abstract

Peritonitis is a common clinical problem in patients treated by continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD). The most common microbiological factors causing peritonitis are Gram-positive (especially Staphylococcus spp.). Peritonitis with Rhizobium radiobacter (Agrobacterium radiobacter) is a rare infection in CAPD patients. Peritonitis due to R. radiobacter has been reported in our patient's dialysate culture who underwent CAPD for three years. We report the case of a 26-year-old female PD patient who had CAPD peritonitis due to R. radiobacter and successfully treated with intraperitoneal vancomycin and oral ciprofloxacin without relapses or removing the PD catheter.

PMID:
30804290

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