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Successful Treatment of CAPD Peritonitis Caused by Moraxella Catarrhalis

Authors
  • Pilcevic, Dejan
Type
Published Article
Journal
Serbian Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Publisher
De Gruyter Open
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2018
Volume
19
Issue
1
Pages
89–91
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1515/sjecr-2016-0098
Source
De Gruyter
Keywords
License
Green

Abstract

Peritonitis remains a major complication of peritoneal dialysis which is usually caused by saprophytic gram positive microorganisms originated from skin. Here, I report an unusual case of peritonitis due to Moraxella catarrhalis. A male, 59 age, on peritoneal dialysis modality because ESRD due to diabetic nephropathy was admitted to our hospital due to CAPD peritonitis. After initial empiric treatment and identification of this infrequent causer, he was submitted to two week antibiotic treatment with complete recovery and good prognosis. Peritonitis is the major cause of peritoneal dialysis failure which requires prompt recognition of the causative agent for successful treatment.

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