Successful treatment of Candida albicans endocarditis in a child with leukemia--a case report and review of the literature.

Ariffin, H.; Ariffin, W.; Tharam, S.; Omar, A.; de Bruyne, J.; Lin, H.P. (1999) Successful treatment of Candida albicans endocarditis in a child with leukemia--a case report and review of the literature. Singapore medical journal, 40 (8). pp. 533-6. ISSN 0037-5675

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Abstract

Candida species is now being increasingly recognised as an important cause of endocarditis especially in immunocompromised patients. A case of Candida albicans endocarditis in a child with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is reported. The child did not have a central venous catheter at any time. Treatment consisted of intravenous amphotericin B and fluconazole for 3 weeks followed by oral fluconazole for 2 weeks. No surgical resection was necessary. We highlight here the importance of echocardiography in the management of prolonged febrile neutropenia and discuss the dilemma of continuing chemotherapy in such patients.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Singapore medical journal
Additional Information: Department of Paediatrics, University Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Antifungal Agents/administration & dosage; Candidiasis/diagnosis; Candidiasis/drug therapy
Subjects: R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr. Faizal Hamzah
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2011 10:56
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2014 16:46
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/1517

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