Ustilago as a Cause of Fungal Peritonitis: Case Report and Review of the Literature

J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2012 Dec;1(4):337-9. doi: 10.1093/jpids/pis043. Epub 2012 Apr 5.


Fungal peritonitis is an uncommon complication of ambulatory peritoneal dialysis in children and often necessitates catheter removal, prolonged hospitalization and conversion to hemodialysis. The majority of these infections are due to Candida albicans and related species. We present an uncommon case of peritonitis due to the unusual plant pathogen Ustilago.