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Chryseobacterium indologenes peritonitis in a patient with malignant ascites

Authors Wang Y, Yeh, Chiu, Shang, Kan, Yu, Lin JC

Published 20 January 2011 Volume 2011:4 Pages 13—15


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Yung-Chih Wang1, Kuo-Ming Yeh1, Sheng-Kang Chiu1, Shih-Ta Shang2, Li-Ping Kan1, Ching-Mei Yu3, Jung-Chung Lin1
1Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Department of Medicine, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan; 2Department of Medicine, Taoyuan Armed Forces General Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan; 3Division of Clinical Pathology, Department of Pathology, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan

Abstract: Chryseobacterium indologenes is an uncommon pathogen of human disease and is usually associated with indwelling devices or immunocompromised hosts. We report here an unusual case of C. indologenes peritonitis in an oncological patient with malignant ascites. The patient was treated successfully by trimethoprim–sulfamethoxazole without removal of the catheter.

Keywords: Chryseobacterium indologenes, indwelling catheter, peritonitis, trimethoprim–sulfamethoxazole

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