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CASE REPORT OF CRYPTOCOCCUS ALBIDUS PERITONITIS IN A PERITONEAL DIALYSIS PATIENT AND A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE.
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PMID:  24584615     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Cryptococcus albidus is a saprophytic yeast linked to just 26 reports of human infection in the world literature. Here, we report the first case of C. albidus peritonitis, in a patient with end-stage renal disease and hepatitis C-associated cirrhosis who is on peritoneal dialysis. The patient was treated successfully with a week-long course of amphotericin B. Non-neoformans cryptococcal infections present a clinical challenge, because they are difficult to diagnose and lack established guidelines for treatment. We present a review of the literature on C. albidus infections and their treatment.
Authors:
Loheetha Ragupathi; Maria Reyna
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-3-1
Journal Detail:
Title:  Peritoneal dialysis international : journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1718-4304     ISO Abbreviation:  Perit Dial Int     Publication Date:  2014 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-3-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8904033     Medline TA:  Perit Dial Int     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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