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American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation

Topical antifungal treatment cures exit-site fungal infection.


PMID 12324936

Abstract

Exit-site fungal infection, although rarely reported, may be a critical complication in patients on peritoneal dialysis. There is no optimal treatment of exit-site fungal infection. We report four cases of exit-site infection with Candida parapsilosis. Four-week treatment with topical sulconazole cream was administered. Fungal infection was cured in all patients but followed by exit-site bacterial infection in two patients. The topical application of sulconazole cream is recommended for exit-site fungal infection.