Incidence and outcome of early Candida peritonitis after liver and pancreas transplantation.


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Candida peritonitis is a potentially life-threatening infection after abdominal transplantation, although there is scant information regarding its incidence and outcome. We analysed the incidence rate and outcome of Candida peritonitis in 717 liver or pancreas transplant recipients. Five cases of Candida peritonitis were diagnosed, representing the second most frequent cause of invasive fungal infection in the cohort. The incidence rate of Candida peritonitis during the first 30 days after transplantation was 6.5 cases/10 000 transplant days in pancreas recipients and 1.2 cases/10 000 transplant days in liver recipients (P = 0.035). Four of the five patients received an echinocandin in combination with other antifungal. All patients were alive and with good graft function at 1-year follow-up. In our series, Candida peritonitis in liver and pancreas transplant recipients was not uncommon and had a good prognosis.

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Cited Authors

  • Bartoletti, M; Cervera, C; Hoyo, I; Linares, L; Sanclemente, G; Bosch, J; Marco, F; Cofán, F; Ricart, MJ; Navasa, M; Moreno, A

Published Date

  • March 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 56 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 162 - 167

PubMed ID

  • 22897802

Pubmed Central ID

  • 22897802

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1439-0507

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0933-7407

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1439-0507.2012.02227.x


  • eng