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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 567-571
Sphingomonas paucimobilis peritonitis: A case report and review of the literature

Department of Nephrology, Dubai Hospital, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Dhanya Mohan
Department of Nephrology, Dubai Hospital, P. O. Box 7272 Dubai
United Arab Emirates
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-2442.157371

PMID: 26022030

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Sphingomonas paucimobilis, a yellow-pigmented, aerobic, glucose non-fermenting, Gram-negative bacillus, is a rare cause of human infection normally associated with immunocompromised hosts. It has been associated with a few cases of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (PD) and is notorious for its resistance to the commonly used antibiotics. In half of the cases reported so far, the peritonitis was refractory to treatment, necessitating PD catheter removal. We report a case of Sphingomonas paucimobilis peritonitis in a 50-year-old patient who had been on PD for two years. The patient was successfully treated with intraperitoneal and intravenous antibiotics and the PD catheter was salvaged.

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