Coxsackievirus B1 peritonitis in a patient treated with continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis: a case report and brief review of the literature

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  • Correction added on 19/03/2013 after initial online publication. A duplicate of this article was published under the DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-0691.2011.03723.x.This duplicate has now been deleted and its DOI redirected to this version of the article.

Corresponding author: S. Pauwels, Laboratory Medicine, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium
E-mail: steven.pauwels@uzleuven.be
Reinoud Cartuyvels, Clinical Laboratory, Jessa Hospital, Stadsomvaart 11, B-3500 Hasselt, Belgium
E-mail: reinoud.cartuyvels@jessazh.be

Abstract

Clin Microbiol Infect 2012; 18: E431–E434

Abstract

We report a case of viral peritonitis caused by coxsackievirus B1 in a 79-year-old male undergoing continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD), and review the English language literature. Clinicians should be aware of viral peritonitis in patients on CAPD presenting with a viral syndrome and mononuclear peritoneal dialysis effluent. Currently, viral diagnostic tests are available to confirm the diagnosis and avoid unnecessary treatment with antibiotics.

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