publication . Report . 2015

Pneumococcal peritonitis in peritoneal dialysis - three case reports and literature review

Pereira, Tiago Assis; Vizinho, Ricardo; Branco, Patricia; Gaspar, Augusta; Barata, José Diogo;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Dec 2015
  • Publisher: Sociedade Portuguesa de Nefrologia
Peritonitis and catheter-related infections are a frequent complication in peritoneal dialysis, usually driven by commensal microorganisms. They carry a significant morbidity and mortality burden and have known consequences on viability of peritoneal dialysis and patient survival. This article describes three clinical cases, in which three different peritoneal dialysis patients presented pneumococcal peritonitis, two of which were related with obvious previous or concomitant respiratory symptoms suggesting respiratory infection. There is scarce literature reporting pneumococcal peritonitis; only four cases are described and, excepting one, with identified primar...
free text keywords: Invasive pneumococcal disease, peritoneal dialysis, pneumococcal peritonitis, Diálise peritoneal, doença pneumocócica invasiva, peritonite pneumocócica
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