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.
Coxsackievirus B1 peritonitis in a patient treated with continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis: a case report and brief review of the literature
Article first published online: 7 AUG 2012
© 2012 The Authors. Clinical Microbiology and Infection © 2012 European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Clinical Microbiology and Infection
Volume 18, Issue 10, pages E431–E434, October 2012
How to Cite
Pauwels, S., De Moor, B., Stas, K., Magerman, K., Gyssens, I. C., Van Ranst, M. and Cartuyvels, R. (2012), Coxsackievirus B1 peritonitis in a patient treated with continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis: a case report and brief review of the literature. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 18: E431–E434. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-0691.2012.03985.x
- Issue published online: 10 SEP 2012
- Article first published online: 7 AUG 2012
- Accepted manuscript online: 27 JUL 2012 09:46AM EST
- Original Submission: 21 October 2011; Revised Submission: 13 June 2012; Accepted: 29 June 2012 Editor: L. Kaiser Article published online: 27 July 2012
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- peritoneal dialysis;
Clin Microbiol Infect 2012; 18: E431–E434
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.