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 0037-5675Full text not available from this repository.
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.
|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|
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