Candida splenic abscess in the absence of obvious immunodeficiency

Ashok Kapur, Rajeev Vasudeva, Colin Howden

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Abstract

Focal hepatosplenic candidiasis has been increasingly recognized as a variant of disseminated candidiasis in immunocompromised patients. It rarely presents as Candida splenic abscess. Its occurrence in non-leukemic patients is quite rare. A patient with diabetes mellitus and previously undiagnosed sickle cell trait presented with upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Candida splenic abscess was diagnosed. She was successfully treated with percutaneous drainage and fluconazole. The clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of Candida splenic abscess is reviewed, and its relationship to diabetes mellitus and sickle cell disease without major immunodeficiency is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)509-512
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume92
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 1997
Externally publishedYes

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Candida
Abscess
Candidiasis
Diabetes Mellitus
Sickle Cell Trait
Fluconazole
Immunocompromised Host
Sickle Cell Anemia
Drainage
Hemorrhage
Therapeutics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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Candida splenic abscess in the absence of obvious immunodeficiency. / Kapur, Ashok; Vasudeva, Rajeev; Howden, Colin.

In: American Journal of Gastroenterology, Vol. 92, No. 3, 01.03.1997, p. 509-512.

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