Moellerella wisconsensis as a cause of peritonitis in a continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis patient Sürekli ayaktan periton diyalizi hastasında peritonit nedeni olarak Moellerella wisconsensis

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Yılmaz N., Çalışkan A., Becerir T., YÜKSEL S.

Pamukkale Medical Journal, vol.15, no.1, pp.187-189, 2022 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.31362/patd.871605
  • Journal Name: Pamukkale Medical Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, Central & Eastern European Academic Source (CEEAS), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.187-189
  • Keywords: children, enterobacteriaceae, peritoneal dialysis, Peritonitis
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: No


In this article, a 16-year-old girl who developed peritonitis due to Moellerella wisconsensis while being treated by continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) as renal replacement therapy is presented. Moellerella wisconsensis is a gram-negative, facultative anaerobic bacillus and a member of the Enterobacteriacea family. Its natural habitat is not well known. However, it has been isolated from patients with diarrhea, cholecystitis and bacteremia. In recent years, unexpected bacteria have been observing as the cause of peritonitis in CAPD patients, and this is the first case of peritonitis due to Moellerella wisconsensis in a child with CAPD in the English medical literature.