Recurrent peritonitis secondary to Bacillus cereus

George Drewett, Asanga Abeyaratne, Kelum Priyadarshana, Sandawana W. Majoni, Madhivanan Sundaram

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Abstract

Bacillus cereusis a Gram-positive, sporulating rod. Most positive cultures are considered contaminants, though bacteraemia in patients with central venous catheters has been reported. CAPD associated peritonitis has been documented in infrequent case reports. To our knowledge, only eight cases of adult B. cereus-associated peritonitis have been reported so far, six of which presented with relapsing peritonitis requiring subsequent catheter removal. Only two cases responded to antibiotic therapy alone.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)703
Number of pages1
JournalNephrology
Volume23
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bacillus cereus
  • Gram-positive bacteria
  • Central venous catheters
  • CAPD peritonitis
  • antibiotic
  • pathogenicity

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