Peritoneal dialysis-associated peritonitis caused by Propionibacteria species.
American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation
There are an increasing number of reports about unusual causes of peritonitis in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. The Propionibacteria species is a microorganism that is a normal skin flora. Under the presence of certain risk factors, it may produce serious infections. Patients at risk of having Propionibacteria sp infections have malignancy, diabetes mellitus, foreign bodies, or immunodeficiency. We describe a PD-associated peritonitis in a 51-year-old woman that was caused by Propionibacteria sp. This patient's risk factors for developing Propionibacteria sp peritonitis include a history of CREST syndrome, malignancy of the breast, and recent catheter surgery. To our knowledge, this is the first case of a PD-associated peritonitis caused by Propionibacteria sp reported in the literature.
Castillo, A., Lew, S., Smith, A., Whyte, R., & Bosch, J. (1999). Peritoneal dialysis-associated peritonitis caused by Propionibacteria species.. American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation, 33 (2). Retrieved from https://hsrc.himmelfarb.gwu.edu/smhs_medicine_facpubs/4559