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Table 1 Demographic and clinical features of patients suffering the first episode of PD related VS peritonitis

From: Viridans streptococcus peritonitis in peritoneal dialysis: clinical characteristics and comparison with concurrent polymicrobial infection

  Overall VS peritonitis patients
(N = 71)
mono-VS peritonitis
(N = 57)
mixed-VS peritonitis (N = 14) P *
Male (%) 30 (42.3%) 24 (42.1%) 6 (42.9%) 0.959
Age (years) (median, range) 56 (16–81) 56 (33–81) 55.5 (16–72) 0.275
First peritonitis after starting PD (months)
 Median, range 18.0 (0.6–144.0) 18.0 (0.6–144.0) 16.1(2.3–105.2) 0.919
 Time interval
   < 6 13 (18.3%) 11 (19.3%) 2 (14.3%)  
  6–12 12 (16.9%) 7 (12.3%) 5 (35.7%)  
  12–24 17 (23.9%) 16 (28.1%) 1 (7.1%)  
   > 24 29 (40.8%) 23 (40.4%) 6 (42.9%)  
 Diabetes mellitus, n (%) 9 (12.7%) 9 (15.8%) 0 (0%) 0.112
 Baseline albumin (gm/dl) (mean ± SD) 3.46 ± 0.51 3.46 ± 0.49 3.48 ± 0.62 0.900
 Baseline eGFR (ml/min/1.73m2) (median, range) 6 (0–61) 6 (0–61) 11.5 (0–27) 0.406
 Baseline BMI (kg/m2) (median, range) 22.5 (16.2–34.8) 22.7 (16.2–34.8) 21.7 (17.3–26.8) 0.333
 Prior antibiotic exposure, n (%) 8 (11.3%) 8 (14%) 0 (0%) 0.155
  1. Abbreviations: VS viridans streptococcus, PD peritoneal dialysis, eGFR estimated glomerular filtration rate, BMI body mass index
  2. *Mono-VS peritonitis vs. mixed-VS peritonitis