Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis Complicated by Aureobasidium Pullulans Peritonitis

Am J Nephrol. 1995;15(4):353-5. doi: 10.1159/000168863.


We describe a case of peritonitis caused by Aureobasidium pullulans in a patient on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD). This dematiaceous fungus rarely causes infection in humans and to date has not been reported as an etiology of CAPD-associated peritonitis. The patient was managed successfully with peritoneal catheter removal and a prolonged course of intravenous amphotericin B, allowing resumption of CAPD. In vitro susceptibility testing confirmed sensitivity of this organism to amphotericin B.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Amphotericin B / administration & dosage
  • Amphotericin B / therapeutic use*
  • Antifungal Agents / administration & dosage
  • Antifungal Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Catheterization
  • Humans
  • Infusions, Intravenous
  • Male
  • Mycoses / therapy*
  • Peritoneal Dialysis, Continuous Ambulatory*
  • Peritonitis / drug therapy*
  • Peritonitis / microbiology


  • Antifungal Agents
  • Amphotericin B