A very rare pathogen in peritoneal dialysis peritonitis: Serratia liquefaciens


Helvaci O., HIZEL K. , GÜZ G. , Arinsoy T. , DERİCİ Ü.

SAUDI JOURNAL OF KIDNEY DISEASES AND TRANSPLANTATION, cilt.30, sa.3, ss.738-740, 2019 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 30 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4103/1319-2442.261363
  • Dergi Adı: SAUDI JOURNAL OF KIDNEY DISEASES AND TRANSPLANTATION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.738-740

Özet

Peritoneal dialysis (PD) peritonitis has been decreasing in frequency in recent years. However, it still causes significant morbidity and mortality. Nearly 1%u6% of all peritonitis attacks result in death. Hospitalizations, loss of PD access, and intravascular catheter insertion for hemodialysis are some examples of morbidity. Approximately 15%u20% of the infectious mortality of PD patients is attributed to peritonitis. The responsible pathogens are usually Gram-positive bacteria, but unusual pathogens may be present. Prognosis is worse when Gram-negative and fungal pathogens are involved. We report a case of Serratia liquefaciens peritonitis due to defiance of hygienic practices which presented with severe abdominal pain and fever and led to loss of PD access.