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Pigeons and peritonitis?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1328948     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report an outbreak of fungal peritonitis due to Candida parapsilosis in 12 patients undergoing chronic ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD). All 12 patients were treated by removal of the CAPD catheter together with systemic antifungal therapy. There were no peritonitis-related deaths. Four patients were successfully returned to CAPD at a later date. Microbiological investigation during the outbreak demonstrated colonization of various areas of the CAPD Unit and medical ward with the organism. C. parapsilosis was also isolated from pigeon guano obtained from window-sills. The number of cases of peritonitis due to this organism decreased markedly after bird-proof netting was installed. We believe that this is the first report of an outbreak of CAPD peritonitis due to faecal carriage of C. parapsilosis by pigeons.
I Greaves; K Kane; N T Richards; T S Elliott; D Adu; J Michael
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0931-0509     ISO Abbreviation:  Nephrol. Dial. Transplant.     Publication Date:  1992  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-11-25     Completed Date:  1992-11-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706402     Medline TA:  Nephrol Dial Transplant     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  967-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Nephrology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Candida / isolation & purification*
Candidiasis / epidemiology,  etiology*,  therapy
Columbidae / microbiology*
Disease Outbreaks
Disease Vectors*
Middle Aged
Peritoneal Dialysis, Continuous Ambulatory / adverse effects*
Peritonitis / epidemiology,  etiology*,  therapy

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