Neisseria sicca/subflava

Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis-associated peritonitis

Deborah J Novak, Khalid Bashir, Richard J. Baltaro, Stephen J. Cavalieri

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Abstract

In this case report, we describe a rare continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD)-associated peritonitis involving the gram-negative bacterium Neisseria sicca/subflava, which was reported as a gram-positive coccus on Gram stain by 2 separate laboratories. Although this is not the first report of Neisseria sicca/subflava as the cause of peritonitis in a patient undergoing CAPD, it is an uncommon pathogen. Consideration must be given to uncommon pathogens and unexpected results, particularly when treatment based on laboratory results does not produce the expected outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)363-364
Number of pages2
JournalLaboratory Medicine
Volume38
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Neisseria sicca
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Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis
Pathogens
Peritonitis
Gram-Positive Cocci
Gram-Negative Bacteria
Bacteria
Therapeutics

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  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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Neisseria sicca/subflava : Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis-associated peritonitis. / Novak, Deborah J; Bashir, Khalid; Baltaro, Richard J.; Cavalieri, Stephen J.

In: Laboratory Medicine, Vol. 38, No. 6, 06.2007, p. 363-364.

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Novak, Deborah J ; Bashir, Khalid ; Baltaro, Richard J. ; Cavalieri, Stephen J. / Neisseria sicca/subflava : Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis-associated peritonitis. In: Laboratory Medicine. 2007 ; Vol. 38, No. 6. pp. 363-364.
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