Peritoneal dialysis complicated by Aspergillus flavus peritonitis: A role for fungal antigen serodiagnosis

J. L. Carpenter, C. J. Foulks, M. H. Weiner

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Abstract

A patient is described with aspergillus peritonitis associated with peritoneal dialysis. Although the diagnosis was established by exploratory laparotomy, aspergilus antigenemia was detected retrospectively in sera obtained 15 days prior to the surgical procedure. An approach to the evaluation of a patient with culture negative peritonitis and the potential clinical usefulness of the detection of fungal antigen in serum and peritoneal fluid of patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)258-260
Number of pages3
JournalNephron
Volume32
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Nephrology
  • Physiology (medical)
  • Urology

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