Article Abstract

A case report on Kocuria kristinae continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis peritonitis

Authors: Qin Jian Low, Zher Lin Go, Soo Foong Chew, Seng Wee Cheo


Kocuria kristinae is a gram-positive cocci bacteria of the family Micrococcaceae. Kocuria species are bacteria commonly found in the environment and human skin flora. They are usually regarded as non-pathogenic bacteria, thus rarely associated with human infections. We report a case of K. kristinae related continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) peritonitis. The clinical presentation resembles that of usual CAPD peritonitis and diagnosis was made via routine laboratory and microbiological investigation. However, mortality occurred in our case due to severe sepsis with multi-organ failure.