Case report of the reliability 1,3-β-D-glucan monitoring during treatment of peritoneal candidiasis in a child receiving continuous peritoneal dialysis.

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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

Abstract
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]