Bloodstream infection due to streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp equisimilis in a hemodialysis patient Hemodİyalİz Hastasinda Streptococcus Dysgalactiae Subsp Equisimilis'e Baǧli Kan Dolaşim Enfeksİyonu

Perçin D., TOKGÖZ B., ATALAY M. A. , UTAŞ C.

Erciyes Tip Dergisi, vol.34, no.1, pp.34-35, 2012 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/etd.2012.09
  • Journal Name: Erciyes Tip Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.34-35
  • Keywords: Bacteremia, Hemodialysis, Streptococcus dysgalactiae
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


Catheter-related bacteremia is a frequent complication in patients undergoing hemodialysis. We report the first case of catheter-related bacteremia with Streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp equisimilis in a patient on hemodialysis. The organism was isolated from both the hemodialysis catheter and blood of the patient. Although the hemodialysis cathether was removed and ceftriaxone was given, the patient died of a subarachnoidal bleeding complicating end-stage renal disease.