Fungal peritonitis caused by Lecythophora mutabilis

S. Ahmad, R. J. Johnson, S. Hillier, W. R. Shelton, M. G. Rinaldi

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Fungal peritonitis caused by Lecythophora mutabilis, a mold rarely isolated from humans, is described. A patient on continuous peritoneal dialysis developed clinical, microbiological, and serological evidence for peritonitis due to this fungus. In vitro susceptibility testing of the fungus revealed marked differences in the activities of various antifungal agents. Although initially responding to treatment with oral ketoconazole, intraperitoneal miconazole, and catheter replacement, the patient had a documented relapse. The patient was eventually cured following the removal of a second catheter in association with prolonged imidazole treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)182-186
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

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  • Microbiology (medical)


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