Cat-Bite Peritonitis: Pasteurella Multocida Peritonitis Following Feline Contamination of Peritoneal Dialysis Tubing

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  • We report a case of a 55-year-old woman with end-stage renal disease undergoing intermittent peritoneal dialysis who developed peritonitis secondary to an infection with Pasteurella multocida resulting from a cat bite or cat scratch penetrating her peritoneal dialysis tubing. This case points out the potential importance of household pets as a source of peritoneal contamination. © 1987, National Kidney Foundation, Inc.. All rights reserved.
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  • Paul RV; Rostand SG
  • Start Page

  • 318
  • End Page

  • 319
  • Volume

  • 10
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  • 4