Secondary Peritonitis Caused by Streptomyces viridis

P Datta, S Arora, R Jain, J Chander, Wendy Laureijssen - van de Sande

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Streptomyces organisms are soil inhabitants rarely causing nonmycetomic infections. We describe a case of secondary peritonitis caused by Streptomyces viridis in a chronic alcoholic patient who presented with fever, abdominal distension, and pain in the abdomen. The most likely source of infection was by inoculation through multiple paracenteses, done for treatment of ascites, before the patient came to our health care center. This is the second case report of Streptomyces peritonitis and the first case caused by Streptomyces viridis, which is usually found in the soil in our geographic region.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)1813-1814
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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