Peritoneal Dialysis-Related Peritonitis Caused by Brucella melitensis

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

DIALYSIS & TRANSPLANTATION, cilt.38, sa.12, ss.515-516, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 38 Konu: 12
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1002/dat.20385
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.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.