Peritonitis by Leclercia adecarboxylata in a patient with continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis: the first case report from India

Roumi Ghosh, Richa Misra, Kashi Nath Prasad, Narayan Prasad


Peritonitis is a major complication in patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD), which is increasingly being caused by rare, saprophytic microorganisms. We present a case having CAPD admitted in our hospital that came with complaint of pain abdomen and cloudy peritoneal effluent, from which pure culture of Leclercia adecarboxylata had been isolated L. adecarboxylata is a rarely reported gram negative human pathogen, very easily misdiagnosed as Escherichia coli.


CAPD, Peritonitis, Leclercia adecarboxylata

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