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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Archives of Internal Medicine|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 1980|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Internal Medicine