Peritoneal Dialysis-Related Peritonitis Caused by Brucella melitensis

ÜNAL A. , SİPAHİOĞLU M. H. , Kavuncuoglu F. , TOKGÖZ B. , OYMAK O. , Sumerkan B., ...More

DIALYSIS & TRANSPLANTATION, vol.38, no.12, pp.515-516, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/dat.20385
  • Page Numbers: pp.515-516


Peritonitis is the most frequent complication in patients undergoing continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD). CAPD-related peritonitis caused by Brucella species has been reported in only three patients, in whom the Thenckhoff catheter was removed. We report two cases of CAPD-related peritonitis caused by Brucella, melitensis. In both patients, peritonitis accompanied systemic brucellosis and was successfully treated with antibiotics (rifampicin plus doxycycline for 6 weeks) without removal of the Tenckhoff catheter.