Mycobacterium fortuitum peritonitis associated with continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis.

C. W. Choi, D. R. Cha, Y. J. Kwon, W. Y. Cho, H. J. Pyo, H. K. Kim

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Runyon group IV atypical mycobacteria, Mycobacterium fortuitum, is an environmental organism and is capable of producing a variety of clinical infections such as cutaneous infection, abscess and pulmonary and ocular infection. Rarely, it has been a documented cause of peritonitis in patients receiving continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD). We report a case of M. fortuitum peritonitis in a patient undergoing CAPD and emphasize the importance of mycobacterial cultures in patients with CAPD-associated peritonitis whose routine culturing yields no organisms repeatedly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-27
Number of pages3
JournalThe Korean journal of internal medicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Jan
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine


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