Humicola sp. as a cause of peritoneal dialysis-associated peritonitis

N. Burns, I. Arthur, Michael Leung, S. Ketharanathan, M. Sandoval-Denis, J. Gené, J. Guarro, Aron Chakera

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    © 2015 American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved. Peritoneal dialysis is the renal replacement modality used by ∼20% of patients with end-stage kidney disease (S. McDonald, P. Clayton, and K. Hurst, p. 6.2- 6.27, in ANZDATA 2012 Annual Report, 35th ed., 2012). A major complication of peritoneal dialysis is the development of peritonitis. We describe a case of Humicola sp. causing peritoneal dialysis (PD)-associated peritonitis, successfully treated with a prolonged course of antifungal therapy.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3081-3085
    JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
    Issue number9
    Publication statusPublished - 2015


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