BRUCELLA PERITONITIS IN PERITONEAL DIALYSIS: A CASE REPORT AND REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE


Solak Y., Biyik Z., Demircioglu S., Polat I., Genc N., Turkmen K., ...More

PERITONEAL DIALYSIS INTERNATIONAL, vol.32, no.2, pp.126-130, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.3747/pdi.2011.00056
  • Journal Name: PERITONEAL DIALYSIS INTERNATIONAL
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.126-130
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Brucellosis is a zoonotic infection that humans contract usually by ingestion of unpasteurized milk and milk products or by direct contact with raw infected animal products. Infection is endemic in many countries, including Turkey. Being a systemic disease, brucellosis may affect almost any part of the body. The peritoneum is a site rarely involved in brucellosis. Most peritonitis episodes involving Brucella species have been spontaneous cases reported in cirrhotic patients with ascites. To our knowledge, the literature contains only 5 cases of Brucella peritonitis related to continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. Here, we report Brucella peritonitis in a continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis patient, and we discuss the relevant literature.