October 1986

Successful Treatment of Aspergillus Peritonitis in a Child Undergoing Continuous Cycling Peritoneal Dialysis

Author Affiliations

From the Renal Section, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston.

Arch Intern Med. 1986;146(10):2061-2062. doi:10.1001/archinte.1986.00360220243038

• There are increasing numbers of reports of peritonitis caused by fungi in children undergoing continuous cycling peritoneal dialysis. Most of these cases are due to the Candida species, although other fungi have been reported. We report the first case (to our knowledge) of successfully treated Aspergillus peritonitis in a child on continuous cycling peritoneal dialysis.

(Arch Intern Med 1986;146:2061-2062)