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*   

1 Departments of Laboratory Medicine
2 Internal Medicine,Hanyang University College of Medicine

* Corresponding author: Tel: +82-2-2290-9655, Fax: +82-2-2290-9193, E-mail: yangsoon@hanyang.ac.kr

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)

Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Korean Health Technology R&D Project, Ministry of Health & Welfare, Republic of Korea (HI13C1468 and HI13C0866).

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