Neisseria sicca peritonitis in a patient maintained on chronic peritoneal dialysis

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Abstract

Neisseria sicca, previously classified as a "nonpathogenic" organism, has now been recognized as a cause of many infections, including endocarditis and meningitis. However, it has not been reported as a cause of peritonitis. We present a case of documented N. sicca peritonitis immediately following an episode of Staphylococcus aureus peritonitis in a pediatric chronic peritoneal dialysis (CPD) patient. N. sicca should be considered as a possible pathogen in CPD-associated peritonitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)601-602
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Nephrology
Volume8
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 1994

Keywords

  • Neisseria sicca
  • Neisseria species
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Peritonitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Nephrology

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