A CASE REPORT OF SPONTANEOUS BACTERIAL PERITONITIS AND CAUSATIVE AGENTSJournal: International Journal of Advanced Research (Vol.9, No. 7)
Publication Date: 2021-07-14
Authors : G. Swetha V.V. Shailaja S. Rajeshwar Rao; K. Nagamani;
Page : 556-559
Keywords : Peritonitis Ascitic Fluid Enterococcus Quinolones;
Case Findings: A 55yr male patient presented with complaints of pain abdomen, vomiting, constipation, & weight loss. Aim And Objectives:To isolate the causative agent, empiric therapy and antibiogram. Methods: Ascitic fluid was sent for grams stain & culture sensitivity. The fluid was centrifuged and the sediment used for making grams stain & processed according to the standard protocols Result:The organism was identified as Enterococcus faecalis and antibiogram obtained which was sensitive to Quinolones. Conclusion:There is an increasing prevalence of enterococcal spontaneous bacterial peritonitis associated with poor prognosis due to multidrug resistance when inappropriately treated. So, the clinicians should consider empirical treatment with anti-enterococcal antibiotics.
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