Submitted: 03 Dec 2017
Accepted: 19 Jan 2018
First published online: 17 Feb 2018
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Immunopathol Persa. 2018;4(2):e15-e15.
doi: 10.15171/ipp.2018.15
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Fungal peritonitis in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis patients; a study from South of India

Renukaprasad Yelahanka Suryanarayana 1, Indhumathi Elumalai 2, Gnanasambandan Ramanathan 2, Ramprasad Elumalai 1 * , Jayakumar Matcha 1

1 Department of Nephrology, Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, India
2 Department of Biomedical Sciences, Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, India
*Correspondence to Ramprasad Elumalai Email: ramprasadnephro@gmail.com

Abstract

Introduction: Fungal peritonitis is a potential life-threatening complication for patients undergoing continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD).

Objectives: To assess the incidence and outcome of fungal peritonitis in CAPD patients.

Patients and Methods: Dialysis records of all end-stage renal disease patients initiated on CAPD treatment were reviewed retrospectively. The study was conducted during January 2010 to December 2016. Mann–Whitney U test was applied for data analysis.

Results: Out of 265 dialysis patients, a total of 36 fungal peritonitis were recorded. The incidence rate of fungal peritonitis was 13.6%. The majority of cases was affected by Candida albicans was 41.6%. Moreover, the major cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in our study was diabetic nephropathy in 38.8% of cases.

Conclusion: In this study, we found initiation of antifungal therapy and early removal of catheter reduced the mortality rate of fungal peritonitis in CAPD patients.

Citation: Suryanarayana RY, Ramanathan G, Elumalai R, Matcha J. Fungal peritonitis in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis patients; a study from South of India. Immunopathol Persa. 2018;4(2):e15. DOI:10.15171/ ipp.2018.15.
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