Catheter-associated Listeria peritonitis following renal transplantation

V. Douzdjian, K. K. Gugliuzza, J. C. Fish

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We report the first case of peritoneal dialysis catheter-associated Listeria peritonitis immediately following cadaveric renal transplantation. Six cases of this have been reported in the literature, none of which occurred following transplantation. Contrary to the favorable outcome in nontransplant cases, our patient succumbed to the infection, presumably as a result of more profound immunosuppression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)368-371
Number of pages4
JournalInfections in Medicine
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes


  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • catheter complications
  • dialysis, peritoneal
  • peritonitis
  • transplant, renal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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