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Peritoneal dialysis (PD) catheter-related peritonitis from Aureobasidium pullulans caused by poor caregiver's hand hygiene
- Chamroensakchai, Tamonwan, Leedumrongwattanakul, Kesinee, Takkavatakarn, Kullaya, Manuprasert, Wasin, Kanjanabuch, Talerngsak
- Medical mycology case reports 2019 v.25 pp. 35-38
- Aureobasidium pullulans, caregivers, case studies, dialysis, fungi, hand washing, hygiene, patients, peritonitis
- Catheter-related peritonitis is common but rarely caused by fungal infection. We report the first case of PD patients with catheter-related peritonitis form Aureobasidium pullulans, a black yeast-like dematiaceous fungus, and reviewing the relevant literatures. A potential cause of this infection is poor hand hygiene and improper fingernail care. The infection could be prevented if patient and caregiver strictly follow hand-washing protocols.