A case of perforative peritonitis caused by a piece of bamboo in a patient on peritoneal dialysis

Yasuhiro Suzuki, Masashi Mizuno, Ryoko Nakashima, Hideki Hiramatsu, Susumu Toda, Waichi Sato, Naotake Tsuboi, Isao Ito, Shoichi Maruyama, Enyu Imai, Seiichi Matsuo, Yasuhiko Ito

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Abstract

We report a case of peritonitis resulting from colon perforation caused by ingestion of a rare foreign body in a patient on peritoneal dialysis (PD). A 72-year-old woman on PD was hospitalized with abdominal pain and cloudy PD fluid (PDF). Although conventional antibiotic therapy was started because of a diagnosis of infectious peritonitis, low-grade fever, abdominal pain and a high number of white blood cells in PDF persisted. On day 3, anaerobic bacteria were recognized on bacterial culture of PDF, suggesting a gastrointestinal etiology. During exploratory laparotomy, sigmoidal perforation by a piece of bamboo, probably resulting from ingestion of contaminated food, was found.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)962-965
Number of pages4
JournalClinical and Experimental Nephrology
Volume15
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12-2011
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physiology
  • Nephrology
  • Physiology (medical)

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