A Rare Agent of Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis Peritonitis: Rhizobium Radiobacter


KARADENİZ A. , AYDEMİR H. A. , UYANIK M. H. , UYANIK A. , ÇANKAYA E.

SAUDI JOURNAL OF KIDNEY DISEASES AND TRANSPLANTATION, vol.30, no.1, pp.250-253, 2019 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Title of Journal : SAUDI JOURNAL OF KIDNEY DISEASES AND TRANSPLANTATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.250-253

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.