Tenckhoff catheter obstruction resulting from invasion by Curvularia lunata in the absence of peritonitis.


A 60-year-old black woman on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) presented with Tenckhoff catheter malfunction. She exhibited no signs or symptoms of acute peritonitis. Darkly pigmented plaques were adherent to the inner wall of the catheter and exchange tubing focally throughout its length. Similar material was adherent to the protein coagulum… (More)


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