Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology
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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 43-45

Trichosporon peritonitis following duodenal perforation

Department of Microbiology, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati - 517 507, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Usha Kalawat
Department of Microbiology, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Alipiri Road, Tirupati - 517 507, Andhra Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-3767.58768

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Fungal peritonitis, which was once a rare entity, is becoming increasingly common due to various immunocompromised conditions. Candida species are considered the common cause of fungal peritonitis in most cases. However, at present, other yeasts and filamentous fungi are replacing the dominance of Candida albicans as well as other Candida species. Trichosporon species are widely distributed in nature and are normal flora in the gastrointestinal tract of humans. Ever since the report of disseminated trichosporonosis in 1970, several cases of infections by various Trichosporon species in different clinical patients have been published. Here, we present a patient with Trichosporon peritonitis after duodenal perforation. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report of its kind from India.

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