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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 103-104

Primary bacterial peritonitis caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae

1 Department of Clinical Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis, University Hospital of Heraklion, Crete, Greece
2 Department of Pediatric Surgery, University Hospital of Heraklion, Crete, Greece

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Dr. Sofia Maraki
Department of Clinical Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis, University Hospital of Heraklion, Heraklion 71110, Crete
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DOI: 10.4103/jgid.jgid_197_20

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Primary peritonitis is a rare infection in healthy children, mainly affecting patients with underlying medical disorders. We report a case of primary pneumococcal peritonitis in an immunocompetent 3-year-old boy. Diagnosis was made at laparotomy and cultures of the intra-abdominal pus yielded Streptococcus pneumoniae. Timely antibiotic treatment administered resulted in complete resolution of the infection.

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