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Repeated Burkholderia cepacia Peritonitis in a Patient Undergoing Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.278
Pages: 
288–90

ABSTRACT

Burkholderia cepacia (B cepacia) is a rare opportunistic pathogen in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) peritonitis. We describe the first case of repeated B. cepacia CAPD peritonitis, occurring in outpatient environment, treated with antimicrobial medication without peritoneal catheter removal. B cepacia may lead to repeat infection, therefore, we should insist on catheter removal during each peritonitis episode. 

Accepted: 
31 Oct, 2014
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e-Published: 20 Apr, 2015
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