Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology IAMM  | About us |  Subscription |  e-Alerts  | Feedback |  Login   
  Print this page Email this page   Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size
 Home | Ahead of Print | Current Issue | Archives | Search | Instructions  
Users Online: 576 Official Publication of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists 
 ~   Next article
 ~   Previous article
 ~   Table of Contents

 ~   Similar in PUBMED
 ~  Search Pubmed for
 ~  Search in Google Scholar for
 ~Related articles
 ~   Citation Manager
 ~   Access Statistics
 ~   Reader Comments
 ~   Email Alert *
 ~   Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed6725    
    Printed197    
    Emailed4    
    PDF Downloaded430    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 8    

Recommend this journal

 

 BRIEF COMMUNICATION
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 59-61

The risk factors and outcome of fungal peritonitis in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis patients


1 Department of Nephrology, Sri Ramachandra University, No. 1, Ramachandra Nagar, Porur, Chennai-600 116, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Microbiology, Sri Ramachandra University, No. 1, Ramachandra Nagar, Porur, Chennai-600 116, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
E Indhumathi
Department of Nephrology, Sri Ramachandra University, No. 1, Ramachandra Nagar, Porur, Chennai-600 116, Tamil Nadu
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


PMID: 19172063

Rights and PermissionsRights and Permissions

Aim: To determine the risk factors and outcome of fungal peritonitis in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients over a 7-year period. Patients and Methods: This retrospective study was conducted on 30 cases of fungal peritonitis in CAPD patients during a 7-year period (2000-2007). The diagnosis was based on elevated CAPD effluent count and isolation of fungi. Patients were evaluated for previous episode of bacterial peritonitis. Results: The incidence of fungal peritonitis was 16.2%. Age varied between 8 and 75 years, with a mean age of 57 years. Twenty-three were males (76.7%) and seven were females (23.3%). Seventeen patients (56.6%) had previous episodes of bacterial peritonitis that was treated with multiple antibiotics. The common fungus was Candida species (50%). CAPD catheter removal and initiation of antifungal therapy was done for all patients. Reinsertion was done for three (10%) patients. Mortality rate was 20%. Conclusion: Patients with previous bacterial peritonitis and antibiotic usage are at greater risk of developing fungal peritonitis.






[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*


        
Print this article     Email this article

2004 - Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
Published by Wolters Kluwer - Medknow

Online since April 2001, new site since 1st August '04