Peritonitis due to Exophiala jeanselmei in a patient undergoing continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis

Am J Kidney Dis. 1993 Jun;21(6):673-5. doi: 10.1016/s0272-6386(12)80043-6.


We describe the second reported case of peritonitis caused by the fungus Exophiala jeanselmei in a patient on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) and the first such patient to survive. Management of the patient consisted of Tenckhoff catheter removal and intravenous amphotericin B.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Catheters, Indwelling / adverse effects
  • Exophiala / isolation & purification*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / therapy
  • Mycoses / microbiology*
  • Peritoneal Dialysis, Continuous Ambulatory / adverse effects*
  • Peritonitis / microbiology*