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

Ariffin, H. and Ariffin, W. and Tharam, S. and Omar, A. and de Bruyne, J. and 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
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 02:56
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2019 01:21
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/1517

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