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Journal of the Korean Society of Neonatology 2003;10(1):94-98.
Published online May 1, 2003.
A Case of Rhodotorula Mucilaginosa Peritonitis undergoing Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis in a Neonate with Acute Renal Failure.
Hyun Kee Hong, Young Min Kim, Sung Do Kim, Chong Woo Bae, Hee Joo Lee
1Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Kyounghee University, Seoul, Korea. baevwkmc@zaigen.co.kr
2Department of Laboratory Medicine, College of Medicine, Kyounghee University, Seoul, Korea.
신생아 급성신부전에서 복막투석 치료 중 발생한 Rhodotorula mucilaginosa에 의한 복막염 1례
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Fungal peritonitis is a serious complication of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD). It has been reported with increasing frequency and has been estimated that 1- 10% of peritonitis associated with CAPD is reported to be caused by the fungus. Most cases of fungal peritonitis involve candida species, however, other oppotunistic pathogens including encapsulated yeast named Rhodotorula species have been reported. Reports of infection due to Rhodotorula species, rarely being a pathogenic organism. include septicemia, endocarditis, meningitis, ventriculitis and peritonitis. We report a case of serious fungal peritonitis caused by Rhodotorula mucilaginosa in a neonate with history of neonatal asphyxia undergoing CAPD.
Key Words: Rhodotorula mucilaginosa; Fungus; Peritonitis; Peritoneal dialysis; Acute renal failure; Asphyxia
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