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Fungal Peritonitis Complicating Peritoneal Dialysis during an 11-Year Period: Report of 46 Cases

Evangelia Bibashi, Dimitrios Memmos, Elizabeth Kokolina, Dimitrios Tsakiris, Danai Sofianou and Menelaos Papadimitriou

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 36, issue 7, pages 927-931
Published in print April 2003 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online April 2003 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/368210
Fungal Peritonitis Complicating Peritoneal Dialysis during an 11-Year Period: Report of 46 Cases

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The incidence of fungal peritonitis (FP) and the fungi that caused FP were evaluated in 422 patients treated with peritoneal dialysis. During an 11-year period, 804 episodes of peritonitis occurred, 46 (5.7%) of which were caused by fungi. Treatment was successful for 39 patients. Early diagnosis of FP and prompt therapy decreases morbidity and mortality.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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