Acinetobacter co-infection and coagulase-negative Staphylococcus: case report and literature review

Elsurer R. , Afsar B.

RENAL FAILURE, cilt.32, ss.515-517, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 32 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3109/08860221003664264
  • Dergi Adı: RENAL FAILURE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.515-517


Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) is a safe, convenient, and cost-effective therapy in end-stage renal disease. The major complication of peritoneal dialysis (PD) is peritonitis. Gram-positive cocci are isolated in majority of the episodes. Among gram-negative bacteria, Acinetobacter species have been reported in peritonitis, sometimes as a concomitant that may be asymptomatic and require no treatment. Little has been written about the clinical features and outcome of PD-related peritonitis caused by co-infection of Acinetobacter species with other pathogens. We herein present a case of peritonitis caused by co-infection with Acinetobacter species and coagulase-negative staphylococci, which resulted in patient dropout and mortality. We review the literature about Acinetobacter peritonitis and current treatment protocols.