Mycobacterium chelonae peritonitis in peritoneal dialysis. Literature review

M. Kunin*, A. Knecht, E. J. Holtzman

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Non-tuberculous mycobacteria are a rare but serious cause of peritoneal dialysis-related peritonitis. There are no clear guidelines for treating non-tuberculous mycobacteria peritoneal dialysis-associated infections. It has been recommended that at least two antibiotics be given for a prolonged period and peritoneal catheter should be removed. This paper describes the clinical course and treatment of a patient with M. chelonae peritoneal dialysis-related peritonitis and reviews the previously published cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1267-1271
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2014


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