Outcome of an opportunistic infection after polymicrobial peritonitis in an HIV-infected patient treated with peritoneal dialysis
American Journal of Nephrology
Chronic renal disease; Corynebacteria JK; HIV; Peritoneal dialysis; Polymicrobial peritonitis
The prevalence of human immuodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) is likely to increase and many of them will be on peritoneal dialysis as renal replacement therapy. Infectious complications are a major problem associated with peritoneal dialysis (PD). It has been speculated that the HIV-positive peritoneal dialysis population may develop peritonitis more frequently than other peritoneal dialysis patients. We present the complications and unexpected good response to medical management of PD-associated peritonitis in a young HIV-infected black male. He had two unusual and serious infections; the first was a polymicrobial peritonitis which predisposed the patient to an unusual infection caused by Corynebacteria JK for which he was successfully treated without catheter removal.
Varela, M., Lew, S., Smith, A., Whyte, R., & Bosch, J. (1999). Outcome of an opportunistic infection after polymicrobial peritonitis in an HIV-infected patient treated with peritoneal dialysis. American Journal of Nephrology, 19 (6). http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000013542