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Campylobacter fetus Peritonitis in a Patient with Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis: A First Case Report in Korea

Case report

Annals of Clinical Microbiology (Ann Clin Microbiol) 2018 March, Volume 21, Issue 1, pages 20-22.

https://doi.org/10.5145/ACM.2018.21.1.20

Campylobacter fetus Peritonitis in a Patient with Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis: A First Case Report in Korea

Kyuhwa Hur1, Eunyoung Lee1, Jongmyeong Kang2, Yangsoon Lee1
Departments of 1Laboratory Medicine and 2Internal Medicine, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

Abstract

Campylobacter fetus may cause infections such as septicemia, peritonitis, meningitis, endocarditis, septic arthritis, and cellulitis, increasing the risk of spontaneous abortion but decreasing the likelihood of gastroenteritis. We identified C. fetus from continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) fluid using 16S rRNA gene sequencing. It is significant that this is the first case report in Korea of CAPD peritonitis caused by C. fetus, which is known to be rare. (Ann Clin Microbiol 2018;21:20-22)

Keywords

Campylobacter fetus, Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis, Peritonitis, 16S rRNA