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Title: Treating Acinetobacter lwoffi peritonitis in a patient undergoing peritoneal dialysis
Authors: Delicata, Julian
Grech, Paula
Callus, Roberta
Keywords: Peritonitis
Peritoneal dialysis -- Complications
Gram-negative aerobic bacteria
Issue Date: 2022
Publisher: University of Malta. Medical School
Citation: Delicata, J., Grech, P., & Callus, R. (2022). Treating Acinetobacter lwoffi peritonitis in a patient undergoing peritoneal dialysis. Malta Medical Journal, 34(2), 87-91.
Abstract: Acinetobacter spp are increasingly recognized as an important cause of nosocomial infections, especially in relation with indwelling catheters. They are ubiquitous, gram negative bacilli, being normally found on the skin and oropharynx and are notorious for their broad antimicrobial resistance pattern. Only a few cases of peritoneal dialysis-associated Acinetobacter lwoffi peritonitis have been reported with most of the affected patients being diabetic and/or immunosuppressed. Literature concerning the management of non-pseudomonas gram negative peritonitis is scarce. We describe a case of a sixty-six year old gentleman with end stage kidney disease due to autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease on Automated Peritoneal Dialysis who was successfully treated for Acinetobacter lwoffi peritonitis. The patient did very well, did not require hospital admission and the peritoneal catheter remained in-situ.
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