First report of Kocuria marina spontaneous peritonitis in a child

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_5724542C32A3
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Sous-type
Etude de cas (case report): rapporte une observation et la commente brièvement.
Collection
Publications
Titre
First report of Kocuria marina spontaneous peritonitis in a child
Périodique
BMC Infectious Diseases
Auteur(s)
Braendle Gabriel, L'Huillier Arnaud, Wagner Noémie, Gervaix Alain, Wildhaber Barbara, Lacroix Laurence Elisabeth
ISSN
1471-2334
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2014
Volume
14
Numéro
719
Pages
-
Langue
anglais
Résumé
BackgroundSpontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is a rare affection in the pediatric population. It usually occurs when concurrent conditions are present, such as nephrotic syndrome, peritoneal dialysis or liver disease. We report a case of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis due to Kocuria marina in a 2-year-old child with no underlying risk factor. This is both the first description of an infection caused by this rare pathogen in a child and the first reported case of primary peritonitis caused by K. marina in a patient with no predisposing condition.Case descriptionA 2 year-old boy presented to the Pediatric Emergency Department with clinical signs of peritonitis. Laparoscopic surgical exploration confirmed purulent, generalized peritonitis without perforation. Culture of the peritoneal fluid revealed the presence of Kocuria marina, a Gram-positive coccoid environmental bacteria. After peritoneal lavage and appropriate antibiotic treatment, the patient improved and was discharged without sequel.ConclusionThe present report illustrates the first clinical presentation of Kocuria marina SBP in a child with no underlying risk factor. Although never previously described in healthy patients, this pathogen may therefore be considered as a possible cause of SBP in a child. This unusual finding extends the spectrum of infectious diseases caused by Kocuria marina beyond the scope of the previously described susceptible population.
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25/11/2016 12:49
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