Main Bacterial Peritonitis Infection Caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae

Sofia Maraki, *1, Panagiotis Moraitis, Sophia Barbagadakis, Ioannis Vlachakis
1Departments of Clinical Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis and Pediatric Surgery, University Hospital of
Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Corresponding author: Dr. Sofia Maraki, Department of Clinical Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis,
University Hospital of Heraklion, Heraklion 71110, Crete, Greece. E‑mail:
Citation: Maraki S, Moraitis P, Barbagadakis S, Vlachakis I. Main bacterial peritonitis infection caused by
Streptococcus pneumonia published in Med Science Journals.
Received Date: Jan 10 2024 Accepted Date: Jan 16 2024 Published Date: Jan 28 2024

Primary peritonitis is a rare infection in healthy children, mainly affecting patients with underlying medical disorders. We report a case of primary pneumococcal peritonitis in an immunocompetent 3‑year‑old boy. The analysis and diagnosis was made at laparotomy and cultures of the intra‑abdominal pus yielded Streptococcus pneumoniae. Timely antibiotic treatment administered resulted in complete resolution of the infection.

Keywords: Antimicrobial treatment, children, diagnosis, primary peritonitis, Streptococcus pneumoniae