Peritoneal infection with Geotrichum spp in peritoneal dialysis in Dakar: a case report with literature review.




peritoneal dialysis, peritonitis, fungal peritonitis, geotrichum, Dakar


Fungal peritoneal infection is a relatively rare but serious complication of peritoneal dialysis. It is associated with a high risk of technical failure and mortality, particularly in the event of late diagnosis. Most of these fungal infections are associated with the Candida genus. However, in recent years, we have observed an emergence of new fungal species with established pathogenicity in peritoneal dialysis. We report the first case of fungal peritoneal infection due to Geotrichum spp that occurred in our peritoneal dialysis unit in Dakar in Senegal.


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BA B, Faye M, Faye M, Ka EF. Peritoneal infection with Geotrichum spp in peritoneal dialysis in Dakar: a case report with literature review. Bull Dial Domic [Internet]. 2022 May 2 [cited 2023 Mar. 29];5(2):105-9. Available from: