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Am J Nephrol. 1995;15(4):353-5.

Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis complicated by Aureobasidium pullulans peritonitis.

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Department of Medicine, Rochester General Hospital/Nephrology Unit, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, NY 14621, USA.

Abstract

We describe a case of peritonitis caused by Aureobasidium pullulans in a patient on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD). This dematiaceous fungus rarely causes infection in humans and to date has not been reported as an etiology of CAPD-associated peritonitis. The patient was managed successfully with peritoneal catheter removal and a prolonged course of intravenous amphotericin B, allowing resumption of CAPD. In vitro susceptibility testing confirmed sensitivity of this organism to amphotericin B.

PMID:
7573197
DOI:
10.1159/000168863
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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