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A rare case of streptococcus gordonii peritonitis in a patient on peritoneal dialysis


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Lim, Christopher Thiam Seong and Then, Ru Fah (2017) A rare case of streptococcus gordonii peritonitis in a patient on peritoneal dialysis. Rawal Medical Journal, 42 (4). pp. 584-586. ISSN 0303-5212

Abstract

Peritonitis is a known complication among end stage renal disease patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD). Gram positive species such as staphylococcus are commonly grown. However, cultures may yield rare organisms such as streptococcus gordonii; a subgroup of viridians streptococcous. Most causes of PD peritonitis come from touch contamination but streptococcus gordonii causing PD peritonitis is postulated to originate from the oral cavity. We report a rare case of streptococcus gordonii PD peritonitis in our tertiary renal hospital, in a patient with poor dental hygiene. This is the third reported case of streptococcus gordonii PD peritonitis in the literature. We have demonstrated that early identification of the organism and source can lead to successful treatment.


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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
Publisher: Pakistan Medical Association Rawalpindi Islamabad Branch
Keywords: Streptococcus; Gordonii; Peritonitis; Peritoneal dialysis
Depositing User: Nida Hidayati Ghazali
Date Deposited: 17 May 2018 03:20
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2019 02:10
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/60702
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