Spontaneous fungal peritonitis (Candida glabrata) in a patient with cirrhosis.

@article{Nair2001SpontaneousFP,
  title={Spontaneous fungal peritonitis (Candida glabrata) in a patient with cirrhosis.},
  author={Satheesh Nair and Kadiri Sunil Kumar and Pushpalata Sachan and Marilou Corpuz},
  journal={Journal of clinical gastroenterology},
  year={2001},
  volume={32 4},
  pages={362-4}
}
We report a case of spontaneous fungal peritonitis in a patient with cirrhosis. A 70-year-old woman with cirrhosis secondary to autoimmune hepatitis was admitted with fever and abdominal distention. Paracentesis revealed neutrocytosis, and despite appropriate antibacterial coverage, no clinical improvement was noted and the ascitic fluid white cell count increased on repeat paracentesis. Two consecutive ascitic fluid cultures grew Candida glabrata, and antifungal therapy with amphotericin was… CONTINUE READING