Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis due to streptococcus pneumoniae: a case report

Authors

  • Bipin Poudel Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • Shubham Shrestha Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Nepal https://orcid.org/0009-0006-3599-1264
  • Bimal Pandey Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Nepal https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7067-8154
  • Pawan Acharya Lister Hospital, Stevenage, United Kingdom
  • Rabindra Raj Pandey Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jpahs.v10i2.59294

Keywords:

case report, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, streptococcus pneumoniae

Abstract

Despite not being a normal gastrointestinal flora, Streptococcus pneumoniae can be the causative agent of Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis (SBP) in clinical setting. Patient present with fever, progressive abdominal pain, swelling of limbs, abdomen or both. It is mainly diagnosed by ascitic fluid tapping and its cell count along with culture and sensitivity. This condition has very good response with antibiotics as per culture reports. Here, we present a common case of SBP caused by an uncommon pathogen Streptococcus pneumoniae.

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Author Biographies

Bipin Poudel, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Nepal

Intern Doctor, Patan Hospital

Shubham Shrestha, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Nepal

MBBS Student, School of Medicine

Bimal Pandey, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Nepal

Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Patan Hospital

Pawan Acharya, Lister Hospital, Stevenage, United Kingdom

Medical Officer, Department of Plastic Surgery

Rabindra Raj Pandey, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Nepal

Resident, Department General Practice & Emergency Medicine, Patan Hospital

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Published

2023-08-31

How to Cite

Poudel, B., Shrestha, S., Pandey, B., Acharya, P., & Pandey, R. R. (2023). Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis due to streptococcus pneumoniae: a case report. Journal of Patan Academy of Health Sciences, 10(2), 79–82. https://doi.org/10.3126/jpahs.v10i2.59294

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Students' Section: Case Reports