Vol 13, No 1 (2020)
Przypadki kliniczne
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Relapsing peritonitis due to Kocuria varians in a patient on peritoneal dialysis as a renal replacement therapy

Dariusz Klimek1
Forum Nefrologiczne 2020;13(1):30-34.


Kocuria spp. as skin commensal, is rarely described as a cause of infection in peritoneal dialysis patients. A case of 67 year old man on automated peritoneal dialysis (APD) with peritoneal dialysis perionitis was presented. The etiological cause of peritonitis was Kocuria varians species classified to Kocuria genus considered as non-pathogenic commensal parasite of skin. The peritonitis was refractory on the antibiotic treatment and presented recurrent/relapsing course; however, the clinical features were weakly manifested. Due to improvement in microbiological tests, the number of diagnosed peritonitis caused by Kocuria spp. could likely increase.

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