CAPD fluid: Staphylococcus epidermidis – Shipped on February 10, 2020 FINAL RESULTS
A simulated continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysate (CAPD) fluid sample collected from a 37 year old in-patient with chronic renal failure, fever and abdominal pain was sent to category A laboratories.
Participants were expected to isolate and identify Staphylococcus epidermidis and report appropriate antimicrobial susceptibilities
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from M194-5
- Staphylococcus epidermidis is a common cause of peritonitis in patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis.