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

Arch Intern Med. 1986 Oct;146(10):2061-2.

Abstract

There are increasing numbers of reports of peritonitis caused by fungi in children undergoing continuous cycling peritoneal dialysis. Most of these cases are due to the Candida species, although other fungi have been reported. We report the first case (to our knowledge) of successfully treated Aspergillus peritonitis in a child on continuous cycling peritoneal dialysis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Amphotericin B / therapeutic use*
  • Aspergillosis / drug therapy*
  • Aspergillosis / etiology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Peritoneal Dialysis / adverse effects*
  • Peritonitis / drug therapy*
  • Peritonitis / etiology

Substances

  • Amphotericin B