Persistence of Candida despite seemingly adequate systemic and intraperitoneal amphotericin B treatment in a patient on CAPD

Am J Kidney Dis. 1986 Oct;8(4):265-6. doi: 10.1016/s0272-6386(86)80038-5.


A case of Candida peritonitis in a patient on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) is presented. Despite 2 weeks of intravenous and 4 weeks of intraperitoneal amphotericin B, good clinical response, and repeatedly negative fungal cultures from the peritoneal dialysate, her Tenckhoff catheter upon removal grew the same Candida species. This case emphasizes the point that Candida may persist on the catheter despite seemingly adequate antifungal treatment and good clinical and microbiologic response.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Amphotericin B / administration & dosage
  • Amphotericin B / therapeutic use*
  • Candidiasis / drug therapy*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infusions, Intravenous
  • Infusions, Parenteral
  • Peritoneal Dialysis, Continuous Ambulatory*
  • Peritonitis / drug therapy
  • Peritonitis / etiology*


  • Amphotericin B