Peritonitis due to uncommon gram-positive pathogens in children undergoing peritoneal dialysis

Hippokratia 2012; 16(3):267-268

J. Dotis, N. Printza, F. Papachristou


Peritonitis is still the main complication of peritoneal dialysis (PD) in children. Staphylococcus, especially Staphylococcus epidermidis and Staphylococcus aureus, are the predominant species isolated, followed by Streptococcus spp. and by far by gram-negative bacteria and fungi. We describe three cases of PD-related peritonitis in pediatric patients due to uncommon gram-positive pathogens, which were treated with intraperitoneal antibiotic agents.