Case report of the reliability 1,3-β-D-glucan monitoring during treatment of peritoneal candidiasis in a child receiving continuous peritoneal dialysis.
Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2012 Apr;19(4):626-7
Authors: Ginocchio F, Verrina E, Furfaro E, Cannavò R, Bandettini R, Castagnola E
Fungal peritonitis is an unusual but severe complication of continuous peritoneal dialysis. The role of 1,3-β-D-glucan is unknown in early diagnosis and in treatment monitoring of peritoneal candidiasis. This case report shows the utility of 1,3-β-D-glucan monitoring in management of Candida peritonitis in a child undergoing continuous peritoneal dialysis.
PMID: 22357650 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]