A Case of fulminant peritonitis caused by Streptococcus mitis in a patient on peritoneal dialysis

Masashi Mizuno, Yasuhiko Ito, Tomohiro Masuda, Susumu Toda, Hideki Hiramatsu, Yasuhiro Suzuki, Takenori Ozaki, Yoshinari Yasuda, Isao Ito, Naotake Tsuboi, Waichi Sato, Shoichi Maruyama, Enyu Imai, Seiichi Matsuo

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Abstract

A 54-year-old woman on peritoneal dialysis (PD) was hospitalized with peritonitis with a high body temperature, abdominal pain and cloudy peritoneal fluid. She progressively fell into septic-like shock within only 6 hours after onset. The causative bacteria were Streptococcus mitis (S. mitis), part of the normal flora of oral cavity, intestine, female genial tract and upper respiratory tract. S. mitis shows pathogenicity for diseases such as endocarditis, brain abscesses and sepsis in children with malignancy or transplantation. However, S. mitis rarely shows severe pathogenic responses in adults. We report herein a case of fulminant peritonitis caused by S. mitis in an adult PD patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)471-474
Number of pages4
JournalInternal Medicine
Volume50
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11-03-2011
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Internal Medicine

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    Mizuno, M., Ito, Y., Masuda, T., Toda, S., Hiramatsu, H., Suzuki, Y., Ozaki, T., Yasuda, Y., Ito, I., Tsuboi, N., Sato, W., Maruyama, S., Imai, E., & Matsuo, S. (2011). A Case of fulminant peritonitis caused by Streptococcus mitis in a patient on peritoneal dialysis. Internal Medicine, 50(5), 471-474. https://doi.org/10.2169/internalmedicine.50.4122