Peritoneal dialysis-related peritonitis caused by Gemella morbillorum in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus receiving steroid therapy
Chih-Cheng Lai, Ching-Herng Wu, Jun-Ta Chen, Po-Ren Hsueh
Division of Critical Care Medicine, Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine and Department of Internal Medicine, Lotung Poh-Ai Hospital, Yi-Lan; and Departments of Laboratory Medicine and 4Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
Received: June 26, 2007 Revised: October 18, 2007 Accepted: December 13, 2007
Gemella morbillorum, a Gram-positive coccus, is a natural inhabitant of the human oropharyngeal, upper respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts. Human infections caused by this organism are rare. We describe a case of peritoneal dialysis-related peritonitis due to G. morbillorum in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus receiving steroid therapy. The patient responded well to antibiotics, without removal of the peritoneal catheter.
Gram-negative bacteria; Gram-positive bacteria; Peritoneal dialysis; Peritonitis; Staphylococcaceae
J Microbiol Immunol Infect. 2008;41:272-274.