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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 600--602

An unusual case of unresolving tunnel infection in a patient on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis

S Mohamed Marzuk1, Anusha Rohit2, P Nagarajan1, Victorine Nzana1, Verus Mboneko Katuraga1, Rajeevalochana Parthasarathy1, Milly Mathew1, Georgi Abraham1 
1 Department of Nephrology, Institue of Kidney Disease Urology and Organ Transplantation, Madras Medical Mission, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Microbiology, Madras Medical Mission, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Georgi Abraham
Institute of Kidney Disease Urology and Organ Transplantation, Madras Medical Mission, Mogappair, Chennai - 600 037, Tamil Nadu
India

Atypical mycobacteria remain a rare cause of peritoneal dialysis catheter-related tunnel infection (TI) and poses serious risk because of the resistant nature to most antibiotic therapy. Non-tubercular mycobacterial infections lead to chronicity requiring peritoneal dialysis catheter removal. We report an 82-year-old male, with diabetic nephropathy who had a coinfection with Staphylococcus hominis and Mycobacterium abscessus who presented with pus discharge at exit site and TI. He was treated with relocation of the extraperitoneal part of the catheter with a new exit site without catheter removal and multidrug mycobacterial therapy.

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Marzuk S M, Rohit A, Nagarajan P, Nzana V, Katuraga VM, Parthasarathy R, Mathew M, Abraham G. An unusual case of unresolving tunnel infection in a patient on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis.Indian J Med Microbiol 2018;36:600-602

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Marzuk S M, Rohit A, Nagarajan P, Nzana V, Katuraga VM, Parthasarathy R, Mathew M, Abraham G. An unusual case of unresolving tunnel infection in a patient on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. Indian J Med Microbiol [serial online] 2018 [cited 2019 Aug 20 ];36:600-602
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