Fungal peritonitis. Definition

Medical Definition: fungal peritonitis

Inflammation of the peritoneum by infection with various strains of fungi. It is a serious complication in peritoneal dialysis patients and the most common species is Candida. The pathways may be the catheter (intraluminal or perluminal), intestinal, hematogenous or transvaginal. Treatment involves removal of the catheter (contaminated) and the implementation of temporary hemodialysis. After treatment with antifungal drugs (amphotericin B, fluconazole, ketoconazole, miconazole, etc..) Orally, intravenously or intraperitoneally and healing process, you can reinsert the catheter after two or three weeks, and restart dialysis peritoneal.

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