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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 321-324
Peritonitis caused by Mycobacterium abscesses in patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis


Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, King Fahd Armed Forces Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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Nauman Siddiqi
Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, King Fahd Armed Forces Hospital, P.O. Box 9862, Jeddah 21159
Saudi Arabia
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Nontuberculous mycobacteria are an uncommon cause of peritonitis in patients undergoing continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. We report two cases of peritonitis caused by Mycobacterium abscesses from a single center, which were successfully treated. In endemic areas of tuberculosis, Zeil Neilsen staining should be part of the initial evaluation to allow early detection. Treatment requires removal of Tenckhoff catheter and second-line antibiotics until cultures become negative.


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