Peritonitis due to Candida Guilliermondii in a Patient on Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis

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TATLI E., Gursu M., Aydın Z., UZUN S., KARADAG S., CEBECI E., ...More

HASEKI TIP BULTENI-MEDICAL BULLETIN OF HASEKI, vol.53, no.3, pp.248-250, 2015 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 53 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/haseki.2311
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.248-250
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


Peritonitis still maintains its importance today as the most significant complication affecting mortality and morbidity in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. Although peritonitis is bacterial in 80% of cases, increasing rate of fungal peritonitis has been reported by many studies in recent years. While Candida species (mainly C. parapsilosis, C. albicans and C. tropicalis) are responsible for 70% of cases, other species (Trichosporon, Penicillium, Aspergillus and Acremonium) are very rarely seen. C. guilliermondii has been reported as the cause of peritonitis in PD patients in a few cases. Herein, we present a PD patient with peritonitis due to C. guilliermondii. We aimed to emphasize that non-albicans Candida species should be remembered in PD patients with peritonitis.