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A case of rare, fungal peritonitis caused by Histoplasma capsulatum in a patient on CAPD.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20517291     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: A 62-year-old man with a history of end-stage renal disease secondary to hypertension who was on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD), presented to a peritoneal dialysis clinic with subacute onset of abdominal pain, mainly in the epigastric region. INVESTIGATIONS: Full medical history, physical examination, laboratory tests, cultures of peritoneal dialysis fluid, radiography, ultrasonography and CT scanning of the abdomen and pelvis. DIAGNOSIS: Isolated fungal peritonitis caused by infection with Histoplasma capsulatum. MANAGEMENT: Removal of the peritoneal dialysis catheter, treatment with itraconazole for 6 months.
Adeel Ijaz; Devasmita Choudhury
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-06-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nature reviews. Nephrology     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1759-507X     ISO Abbreviation:  Nat Rev Nephrol     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-29     Completed Date:  2010-10-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101500081     Medline TA:  Nat Rev Nephrol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  435-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Nephrology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, 5323 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75390, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Antifungal Agents / therapeutic use
Education, Medical, Continuing
Histoplasmosis / complications*,  diagnosis,  drug therapy
Itraconazole / therapeutic use
Kidney Failure, Chronic / complications,  therapy*
Middle Aged
Peritoneal Dialysis, Continuous Ambulatory*
Peritonitis / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  microbiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antifungal Agents; 84625-61-6/Itraconazole

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