Intestinal perforation by a peritoneal dialysis catheter in which fungal peritonitis led to diagnosis: a rare case report

@article{Shima2018IntestinalPB,
  title={Intestinal perforation by a peritoneal dialysis catheter in which fungal peritonitis led to diagnosis: a rare case report},
  author={Hisato Shima and Shogo Mizoguchi and Yuji Morine and Manabu Tashiro and Kazuyoshi Okada and Jun Minakuchi and Shu Kawashima},
  journal={CEN Case Reports},
  year={2018},
  volume={7},
  pages={208-210}
}
Intestinal perforation by a peritoneal catheter is an uncommon, but serious, complication that has a high mortality rate. Intestinal perforation in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients is difficult to diagnose using symptoms and radiological findings, which may result in a delay in diagnosis. Moreover, intestinal perforation complicated with fungal peritonitis is reportedly a severe condition with a poor prognosis. Herein, we report the case of a 78-year-old man on PD, whose diagnosis of… CONTINUE READING
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