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Candida peritonitis

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2 major syndromes

  • Peritonitis associated with chronic ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD)
  • Peritonitis associated with bowel perforation

Other risk factors:

  • chemotherapy for malignancy
  • immunosuppression for transplantation
  • inflammatory disease


  • CAPD peritonitis
    • remove peritoneal catheter
    • systemic amphotericin B or fluconazole
    • catheter should not be replaced in under 2 weeks
  • Faecal peritonitis
    • surgical repair and drainage
    • amphotericin B or fluconazole for 2-3 weeks


Fluconazole 400 mg/day may be indicated in surgical patients with recurrent GI perforation

Further reading

Pappas PG. Guidelines for treatment of candidiasis. Clin Infect Dis 2004; 38:161-89



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