Peritonitis due to Lactococcus lactis in a CAPD patient.

Scand J Infect Dis 2006 ;38(8):698-9

Department of Nephrology, Gazi University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.

Lactococcus lactis is a gram-positive bacterium, commonly used in the dairy industry. Although Lactococcus lactis is known to be non-pathogenic for humans, it can cause infection in immunocompromised patients. We report a case of peritonitis due to L. lactis in a continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis patient, which is the second reported case in the literature.

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