Blog
About

0
views
0
recommends
+1 Recommend
1 collections
    0
    shares
      • Record: found
      • Abstract: found
      • Article: found

      Aspergillus Peritonitis in Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis Patients

      Read this article at

      ScienceOpenPublisherPubMed
      Bookmark
          There is no author summary for this article yet. Authors can add summaries to their articles on ScienceOpen to make them more accessible to a non-specialist audience.

          Abstract

          Aspergillus peritonitis is a rare and serious cause of peritonitis in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients. We report 3 cases of aspergillus peritonitis in CAPD which were successfully treated by catheter removal and amphotericin. Two of the 3 patients returned temporarily to CAPD, but were subsequently transferred to hemodialysis because of membrane failure. A novel finding in 2 of the 3 cases was a positive Limulus amebocyte lysate test, despite negative bacterial cultures. We discuss the possible relevance of this finding to the diagnosis of aspergillus infections and emphasize the importance of early catheter removal for successful treatment of this condition.

          Related collections

          Most cited references 3

          • Record: found
          • Abstract: not found
          • Article: not found

          Uncommon causes of peritonitis in patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis

           D Arfania (1981)
            Bookmark
            • Record: found
            • Abstract: not found
            • Article: not found

            Fulminating disseminated aspergillosis complicating peritoneal dialysis in eclampsia

             D. J. ROSS (1968)
              Bookmark
              • Record: found
              • Abstract: not found
              • Article: not found

              Successful treatment of Aspergillus peritonitis in a child undergoing continuous cycling peritoneal dialysis

               S. N. Kravitz (1986)
                Bookmark

                Author and article information

                Journal
                AJN
                Am J Nephrol
                10.1159/issn.0250-8095
                American Journal of Nephrology
                S. Karger AG
                0250-8095
                1421-9670
                2000
                August 2000
                01 September 2000
                : 20
                : 4
                : 329-331
                Affiliations
                aDepartment of Nephrology, Soroka Hospital and Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheva, and bDepartment of Nephrology and Hypertension, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel
                Article
                13609 Am J Nephrol 2000;20:329–331
                10.1159/000013609
                10970988
                © 2000 S. Karger AG, Basel

                Copyright: All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be translated into other languages, reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, microcopying, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher. Drug Dosage: The authors and the publisher have exerted every effort to ensure that drug selection and dosage set forth in this text are in accord with current recommendations and practice at the time of publication. However, in view of ongoing research, changes in government regulations, and the constant flow of information relating to drug therapy and drug reactions, the reader is urged to check the package insert for each drug for any changes in indications and dosage and for added warnings and precautions. This is particularly important when the recommended agent is a new and/or infrequently employed drug. Disclaimer: The statements, opinions and data contained in this publication are solely those of the individual authors and contributors and not of the publishers and the editor(s). The appearance of advertisements or/and product references in the publication is not a warranty, endorsement, or approval of the products or services advertised or of their effectiveness, quality or safety. The publisher and the editor(s) disclaim responsibility for any injury to persons or property resulting from any ideas, methods, instructions or products referred to in the content or advertisements.

                Page count
                References: 23, Pages: 3
                Product
                Self URI (application/pdf): https://www.karger.com/Article/Pdf/13609
                Categories
                Case Report

                Comments

                Comment on this article