Ann Clin Microbiol.  2018 Mar;21(1):20-22. 10.5145/ACM.2018.21.1.20.

Campylobacter fetus Peritonitis in a Patient with Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis: A First Case Report in Korea

  • 1Department of Laboratory Medicine, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2Department of Internal Medicine, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.


Campylobacter fetus may cause infections such as septicemia, peritonitis, meningitis, endocarditis, septic arthritis, and cellulitis, increasing the risk of spontaneous abortion but decreasing the likelihood of gastroenteritis. We identified C. fetus from continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) fluid using 16S rRNA gene sequencing. It is significant that this is the first case report in Korea of CAPD peritonitis caused by C. fetus, which is known to be rare.


Campylobacter fetus; Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis; Peritonitis; 16S rRNA

MeSH Terms

Abortion, Spontaneous
Arthritis, Infectious
Campylobacter fetus*
Genes, rRNA
Peritoneal Dialysis, Continuous Ambulatory*



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