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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 466-469
Management of Salmonella peritonitis in a patient on peritoneal dialysis without catheter removal

1 Department of Internal Medicine, Security Force Hospital, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Internal Medicine, Nephrology Division, King Fahd Hospital of the University, University of Dammam, Dammam, Saudi Arabia

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Dr. Firas Fahad Al-Zahrani
Department of Internal Medicine, Security Force Hospital, Dammam
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-2442.229290

PMID: 29657222

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Peritoneal dialysis (PD)-associated peritonitis is an important contributor to morbidity and mortality; Gram-positive bacteria constitute the most frequent associated pathogens (45%–60%) followed by Gram-negative bacteria (25%–40%) and fungal infection (3%–6%). Salmonella peritonitis is an extremely rare cause of peritonitis (0.15%). Peritonitis attributed to Salmonella has been reported only in four cases. Herewith, we report a 68-year-old Sudanese female who presented to our PD unit with abdominal pain and diarrhea and was diagnosed to have Salmonella peritonitis. She was managed without catheter removal. To our knowledge, the association between Salmonella peritonitis due to Salmonella enteritidis in a patient on PD managed without catheter removal has been reported in only one case previously.

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