Journal Article

<i>Ustilago</i> as a Cause of Fungal Peritonitis: Case Report and Review of the Literature

J. Chase McNeil and Debra L. Palazzi

in Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society

Published on behalf of Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society

Volume 1, issue 4, pages 337-339
Published in print December 2012 | ISSN: 2048-7193
Published online April 2012 | e-ISSN: 2048-7207 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jpids/pis043
Ustilago as a Cause of Fungal Peritonitis: Case Report and Review of the Literature

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Fungal peritonitis is an uncommon complication of ambulatory peritoneal dialysis in children and often necessitates catheter removal, prolonged hospitalization and conversion to hemodialysis. The majority of these infections are due to Candida albicans and related species. We present an uncommon case of peritonitis due to the unusual plant pathogen Ustilago.

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

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