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Peritonitis Due to Methylobacterium mesophilicum Complicating Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis

Zhao, Jing J. PharmD*; Chopra, Teena MD†; Bernabela, Luigino MD‡; Revankar, Sanjay G. MD†

Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice: March 2011 - Volume 19 - Issue 2 - pp 83-84
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e3181f5eac5
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Methylobacterium mesophilicum is being increasingly reported as a cause of opportunistic infections in immunocompromised patients. We report 2 cases of peritonitis caused by M. mesophilicum in patients undergoing continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis.

From the *Department of Pharmacy, Harper University Hospital, Detroit Medical Center and Divisions of †Infectious Diseases, and ‡Internal Medicine, Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.

Correspondence to: Jing J. Zhao, PharmD, Department of Pharmacy, Harper University Hospital, Detroit Medical Center, 3990 John R. St, Detroit, MI 48201. E-mail: jzhao2@dmc.org.

No financial support was received for this paper.

The authors report no conflicts of interest. The authors alone are responsible for the content and writing of the article.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.