Contamination of peritoneal dialysis fluid by filamentous fungi

Naldy Febré, Victor Silva, Eduardo A.S. Medeiros, Patricio Godoy, Eugenio Reyes, Elisa Halker, Olga Fischman

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Abstract

Peritonitis is a frequent complication in peritoneal dialysis. It may be caused by contamination of the dialysis tubing or by extension of the catheter exit site. Gram-positive bacteria are the most common organism, accounting for 60% of all documented cases of continuous ambulatorial peritonitis dialysis. Fungi are isolated from to 1- 15% of cases. Forty-nine out of 490 bottles containing fluid for peritoneal dialysis were randomly selected for microbiological analysis in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In this report the contamination of peritoneal dialysis fluid by Chaetomium globosum and Chrysonilia sitophila is reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)238-239
Number of pages2
JournalRevista Iberoamericana de Micologia
Volume16
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1999

Keywords

  • Contamination
  • Dialysis fluid
  • Filamentous fungi

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases

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