publication . Article . 2015

Corynebacterium species: um agente de peritonite raro em diálise peritoneal e um desafio terapêutico

Ferreira, Joel; Teixeira e Costa, Fernando; Ramos, Aura;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2015
  • Publisher: Sociedade Portuguesa de Nefrologia
Introduction: Corynebacterium is a component of normal skin flora and it is responsible for an increasing incidence of nosocomial infections in the last decades. Peritonitis and exit-site infections caused by this microorganism are uncommon but have a significant clinical impact due to their high relapsing rate. The ideal therapeutic approach in these situations is not yet clearly defined. Methods: Retrospective analysis of Corynebacterium spp peritonitis in a peritoneal dialysis unit between 2006 and 2013 and characterization as to its frequency, treatment and clinical outcomes. Results: During the reporting period, nine patients (7.8%) had Corynebacterium peri...
free text keywords: Antibiotics, Corynebacterium, peritoneal dialysis, peritonitis, Antibioticos, dialise peritoneal, peritonite
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