STEPHEN E. VERNON, M.D.; CARMEN DOMINGUEZ, B.S.
To the editor: Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis, widely used as an alternative to extracorporeal hemodialysis in patients with chronic renal failure, often has been complicated by acute infections (1). Gram-positive cocci (predominantly Staphylococcus and Streptococcus) and gram-negative bacilli have most often been cultured, as well as a smaller number of fungi. We report a case in which continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis was complicated by peritonitis due to Campylobacter fetus subspecies intestinalis, a most unusual isolate in this clinical setting.
A 61-year-old man was hospitalized with abdominal pain and a cloudy
peritoneal dialysate. Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis had been started 9
VERNON SE, DOMINGUEZ C. Campylobacter and Peritoneal Dialysis. Ann Intern Med. ;96:534. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-96-4-534
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;96(4):534.
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