Title

Streptococcus salivarius peritonitis in an infant receiving chronic peritoneal dialysis

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-2021

Identifier

DOI: 10.1177/0896860820964285

Abstract

Peritonitis is the most common infectious complication of chronic peritoneal dialysis in children and the most common reason for hospitalization. Although the most common organisms responsible for peritonitis are gram-positive bacteria, peritonitis has not previously been reported secondary to Streptococcus salivarius, one of the 26 species in the Streptococcus viridians group. We describe a 4-month-old male who developed S. salivarius peritonitis while receiving automated peritoneal dialysis and who was successfully treated with a 14-day course of intraperitoneal vancomycin. Subtyping episodes of S. viridans-related infection is essential for the identification of S. salivarius.

Journal Title

Peritoneal dialysis international : journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis

Volume

41

Issue

3

First Page

341

Last Page

343

Keywords

Peritoneal dialysis; Streptococcus salivarius; Streptococcus viridians; peritonitis

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