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Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 1998 May;17(5):341-3.

Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B peritonitis associated with continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis.

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Institute of Medical Microbiology, University Hospital, RWTH Aachen, Germany.


A case of Neisseria meningitidis peritonitis in a 41-year-old female undergoing continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis for end-stage renal failure due to insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus is reported. The bacterial strain was serosubtyped as 4:P1.15, a rarely encountered type. Surprisingly, the minimal inhibitory concentration of vancomycin for the isolate was low (16 mg/l). This may have contributed to the complete recovery of the patient.

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