An unusual cause of peritonitis in peritoneal dialysis patients: Pantoea agglomerans

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Kazancioglu R., Buyukaydin B., IRAZ M., ALAY M., ERKOC R.

JOURNAL OF INFECTION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, vol.8, no.7, pp.919-922, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.3855/jidc.3785
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.919-922
  • Keywords: pantoea agglomerans, peritoneal dialysis, peritonitis, PATHOGEN
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


Peritonitis is a serious infection and early diagnosis and treatment is mandatory. A variety of microorganisms are identified in these cases and during recent years a new one was included, Pantoea agglomerans. In this case report, a female patient on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis therapy with a peritonitis episode caused by this organism is described. The source of infection was thought to be due to contact of catheter with non-sterile surfaces. In microbiologic culture, this organism was identified and the patient successfully treated with a three week course of gentamicin therapy. The number of reported cases with this organism has increased in last years and various infection localizations and clinical progress patterns have been identified. In peritoneal dialysis patients presenting with peritonitis, this organism must be kept in mind.