EMANUELA CECCHIN, M.D.; GIACOMO PANARELLO, M.D.; SERGIO DE MARCHI, M.D.
To the editor: Kerr and associates (1) conclude that the benefit of chemotherapy in the management of fungal peritonitis in patients on chronic ambulatory peritoneal dialysis is of secondary importance to the removal of the peritoneal catheter and that the catheter should be removed once the diagnosis of fungal peritonitis has been established.
Between 1980 and 1982, we saw three patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis with fungal peritonitis, accounting for 5% of our total number of patients with peritonitis. The etiologic agents were Torulopsis glabrata in two patients and Candida albicans in one. All patients presented with abdominal pain,
CECCHIN E, PANARELLO G, DE MARCHI S. Fungal Peritonitis in Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis. Ann Intern Med. ;100:321. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-100-2-321_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;100(2):321.
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