Aspergillus peritonitis is a rare disease in continuous peritoneal dialysis. It is a severe form of peritonitis, which is frequently lethal. We report a case of Aspergillus fumigatus peritonitis in a female patient on automated peritoneal dialysis (APD), who was successfully treated with intravenous amphotericin B and the removal of the peritoneal catheter. As delayed treatment has an increased mortality rate, it is mandatory to remove the catheter and to start intravenous treatment with amphotericin B empirically.

Aspergillus fumigatus peritonitis in ambulatori peritoneal dialisys: a case report and notes on the therapeutical approach

BONFANTE, LUCIANA;NALESSO F;ANTONELLO, AUGUSTO;D'ANGELO, ANGELA;
2005

Abstract

Aspergillus peritonitis is a rare disease in continuous peritoneal dialysis. It is a severe form of peritonitis, which is frequently lethal. We report a case of Aspergillus fumigatus peritonitis in a female patient on automated peritoneal dialysis (APD), who was successfully treated with intravenous amphotericin B and the removal of the peritoneal catheter. As delayed treatment has an increased mortality rate, it is mandatory to remove the catheter and to start intravenous treatment with amphotericin B empirically.
2005
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