Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD) associated peritonitis in a child: A rare case of peritonitis caused by sphingomonous paucimobilis

Arwa Quresh Tambawala, Sadaf Hamid, Iqtidar Khan, Asad Ali

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Abstract

First identified in 1977, Sphingomonous Paucimobilis has emerged as an opportunistic human pathogen. It is primarily known to cause a range of mostly nosocomial, non-lifethreatening infections that typically are easily treated by antibiotic therapy. Sources of its isolation linked to clinical disease include blood, spinal fluid and leg ulcers. It has also been reported as a rare cause of peritonitis in patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. We present a case of a child with peritonitis due to this organism. Clinical features, bacteriology and treatment option and response have been discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)178-180
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Volume61
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011

Keywords

  • CAPD
  • Peritonitis
  • Sphingomonous paucimobilis

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