A rare case of peritonitis: Streptococcus salivarius

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Cebeci E., Samanci N. S., GÜRSU M., Ozturk S., Pehlivanoglu F., Sumnu A., ...More

BANTAO Journal, vol.13, no.2, pp.95-96, 2015 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Abstract
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1515/bj-2015-0021
  • Journal Name: BANTAO Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, Academic Search Premier
  • Page Numbers: pp.95-96
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


Streptococcus salivarius is a Gram-positive bacteria that may cause infections like endocarditis and meningitis. However, it has not been reported as a causative agent of peritonitis in peritoneal dialysis patients. In this paper we present a rare case of peritonitis with Streptococcus salivarius admitted to our Clinic with abdominal pain, who had been on peritoneal dialysis treatment for 19 months. Streptococus salivarius was cultured from the effluent, sensitive to ampicillin and penicillin G. Patient was discharged completely cured. Peritonitis is the most important clinical issue that occurs in patients treated with peritoneal dialysis, and every effort should be invested to determine the causative agent while even rare bacteria as Streptococcus salivarius may be found.