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Torulopsis glabrata peritonitis complicating continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis: successful management with oral 5-fluorocytosine.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6541874     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report two cases of fungal peritonitis caused by Torulopsis glabrata, an uncommon opportunistic pathogen, in patients with end-stage renal disease receiving continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD). The general clinical characteristic of T glabrata peritonitis was comparable to previously reported cases of Candida peritonitis. Although appropriate therapy of fungal peritonitis in patients undergoing CAPD still remains controversial, both for the drug of choice and for the dosage to be used, our study indicates that a 5-week course of oral 5-fluorocytosine (5-FC) may obviate the need to remove the peritoneal catheter during the management of peritonitis caused by susceptible strains of T glabrata.
E Cecchin; S De Marchi; G Panarello; A Franceschin; V Chiaradia; G Santini; F Tesio
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0272-6386     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Kidney Dis.     Publication Date:  1984 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-12-06     Completed Date:  1984-12-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8110075     Medline TA:  Am J Kidney Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  280-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Flucytosine / therapeutic use
Mycoses / drug therapy,  etiology*,  microbiology
Peritoneal Dialysis / adverse effects*
Peritoneal Dialysis, Continuous Ambulatory / adverse effects*
Peritonitis / etiology*,  microbiology
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