Intra-abdominal Abscess and Fungemia Caused by Candida krusei

Robert A. Gordon, Bryan P. Simmons, Peter C. Appelbaum, Robert C. Aber

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Abstract

A 73-year-old man with chronic lymphocytic leukemia experienced an intra-abdominal abscess caused by Candida krusei. Treatment with drainage alone led to dissemination of the infection and resultant C krusei fungemia. The fungemia responded to therapy with amphotericin B, but the patient died of multisystem failure. We stress the rarity of intra-abdominal infection and fungemia with this organism and the necessity for treatment of candidal intra-abdominal infection with antifungal agents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1239-1240
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of Internal Medicine
Volume140
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1980

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  • Internal Medicine

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