Turkish Journal of Nephrology
Case Report

An Unusual Association of Candida Guilliermondii and Mycobacterium Avium Complex in a Peritoneal Dialysis Patient with Refractory Peritonitis

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Department of Nephrology, Ankara University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

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Department of Internal Medicine, Ankara University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

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Department of Infectious Disease and Clinic Microbiology, Ankara University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

Turkish J Nephrol 2021; 30: 87-89
DOI: 10.5152/turkjnephrol.2021.4543
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Refractory peritonitis is defined as failure of effluent clearance after five days of appropriate antibiotics in peritoneal dialysis patients. It is a reason for peritoneal dialysis failure. Although fungal and mycobacterial peritonitis are uncommon (approximately 15% of the cases), they are difficult to diagnose and treat. Herein, we report a case of peritonitis caused by two unusual pathogen, Candida guilliermondii and Mycobacterium avium complex, which probably reached the peritoneum via the vaginal route, in a long-term peritoneal dialysis patient with malnutrition. Rare organisms should be considered as causative agents in refractory peritonitis cases.

Cite this article as: Sadioğlu RE, Karataş G, Memikoğlu O, Kutlay S, Nergizoğlu G, Ateş K. An Unusual Association of Candida Guilliermondii and Mycobacterium Avium Complex in a Peritoneal Dialysis Patient with Refractory Peritonitis. Turk J Nephrol 2021; 30(1): 80-2.

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