A case of Acremonium strictum peritonitis


Sener A. G., Yucesoy M., Senturkun S., Afsar I., Yurtsever S. G., Turk M.

MEDICAL MYCOLOGY, vol.46, no.5, pp.495-497, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/13693780701851729
  • Journal Name: MEDICAL MYCOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.495-497
  • Keywords: Acremonium strictum, opportunistic fungal infection, peritonitis, FUNGAL PERITONITIS, PEDIATRIC-PATIENT, INFECTION, DIALYSIS, FUNGEMIA
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

During the past two decades opportunistic fungal infections have emerged as important causes of morbidity and mortality in patients with severe underlying illnesses. A few cases of Acremonium spp. infections have been described in immunocompromised patients, but they have on occasion been reported as the cause invasive disease in immunocompetent individuals. Peritonitis is a common clinical problem that occurs in patients with end-stage renal disease treated by continous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD). Yeasts, or rarely molds, may also cause peritonitis in patients on CAPD and we present here a case caused by Acremonium strictum.