Successful Treatment of Paecilomyces variotii Peritonitis in a Liver Transplant Patient

Polat M. , Kara S. S. , TAPISIZ A. , Demirtas Z., SARI S. , KALKANCI A. , ...Daha Fazla

Mycopathologia, cilt.179, ss.317-320, 2015 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 179
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s11046-014-9854-1
  • Dergi Adı: Mycopathologia
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.317-320


© 2014, Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.Paecilomyces variotii has previously been reported as a causative pathogen for peritonitis in patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis and shown to be usually sensitive to amphotericin B and resistant to voriconazole. We report the first case, to our knowledge, of P. variotii peritonitis in a liver transplant patient, which was unresponsive to initial liposomal amphotericin B (L-AmB) treatment and resolved dramatically after the addition of voriconazole. The present case provides evidence for the clinical and microbiological effectiveness of voriconazole combined with L-AmB in treating P. variotii peritonitis refractory to initial L-AmB treatment.