Treatment of fungal peritonitis complicating continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis with oral fluconazole: a series of 21 patients.

@article{Chan1994TreatmentOF,
  title={Treatment of fungal peritonitis complicating continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis with oral fluconazole: a series of 21 patients.},
  author={T M Chan and Christina Y. Chan and Suk Wai Cheng and Wai Kei Lo and Chi Lo and Ignatius K p Cheng},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  year={1994},
  volume={9 5},
  pages={539-42}
}
Twenty-one episodes of fungal peritonitis occurred over 35 months among 290 patients on CAPD, accounting for 6.3% of all peritonitis episodes. Patients with more frequent bacterial peritonitis were at higher risk of developing fungal peritonitis, and 28.6% of cases followed antimicrobial therapy. Candida species accounted for 85.7% of cases. Oral fluconazole was used as initial therapy in all patients, which was followed by catheter removal if peritonitis failed to improve. The cure rate with… CONTINUE READING

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