Neisseria sicca/subflava: Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis-associated peritonitis

Deborah Joan Novak, Khalid Bashir, Richard J. Baltaro, Stephen J. Cavalieri

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In this case report, we describe a rare continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD)-associated peritonitis involving the gram-negative bacterium Neisseria sicca/subflava, which was reported as a gram-positive coccus on Gram stain by 2 separate laboratories. Although this is not the first report of Neisseria sicca/subflava as the cause of peritonitis in a patient undergoing CAPD, it is an uncommon pathogen. Consideration must be given to uncommon pathogens and unexpected results, particularly when treatment based on laboratory results does not produce the expected outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)363-364
Number of pages2
JournalLaboratory Medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, medical


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