Cryptococcal infection of a prosthetic dialysis fistula.

Other Article (Journal Article;Review)

Fungal infections of prosthetic dialysis fistulae are rare. We report the first case of infection of a polytetrafluoroethylene dialysis access graft with the yeast Cryptococcus neoformans. Therapy with antifungal agents alone failed to cure the infection and significant improvement was observed only when all prosthetic material was surgically removed. This case emphasizes the potential for fungal infection of prosthetic dialysis fistulae and the importance of removal of intravascular foreign material in conjunction with antifungal therapy for treatment of fungal prosthetic graft infections.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Braun, DK; Janssen, DA; Marcus, JR; Kauffman, CA

Published Date

  • November 1994

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 24 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 864 - 867

PubMed ID

  • 7977331

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0272-6386

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0272-6386(12)80683-4


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States