Brucella peritonitis in a patient on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis with acute brucellosis

Taskapan H. , Oymak O., Sumerkan B., Tokgoz B., Utas C.

NEPHRON, cilt.91, ss.156-158, 2002 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 91 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2002
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1159/000057618
  • Dergi Adı: NEPHRON
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.156-158


Peritonitis is an uncommon complication of brucellosis. Brucella peritonitis in chronic ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients has not been reported before. A male patient is presented with peritonitis caused by Brucella melitensis who was on CAPD. The source of infection was thought to be unpasteurized, unsalted cheese eaten a month before the onset of symptoms. At the beginning, antibiotic therapy with doxycyline and rifampicin led to a rapid clinical improvement, with disappearance of the organism in the peritoneal fluid. However, peritonitis relapsed after discontinuation of antimicrobial therapy. Successful management required a combination of medical therapy and removal of the Tenckhoff catheter. Copyrlight (C) 2002 S. Karger AG, Basel.