FOLKE D. LINDSTRÖM, M.D.; TORE LINDHOLM, M.D.
To the editor: Immune deficient states, whether spontaneous or iatrogenic (corticoids, immunosuppressive agents, irradiation), and broad-spectrum antibiotic therapy seem to predispose to candida infections (1, 2). Flucytosine is a new addition to antifungal antimicrobics (3-5) and a welcome alternative to the toxic amphotericin B. We present a case of Candida albicans arthritis that was successfully treated with flucytosine.
The patient was a white woman born in 1933. In 1955 Bright's disease was diagnosed. Renal function deteriorated, and hemodialysis was started in 1966. After bilateral nephrectomy in 1967, a renal transplantation was done on 20 May 1970, and she was started
LINDSTRÖM FD, LINDHOLM T. Candida albicans Arthritis Treated with Flucytosine. Ann Intern Med. ;79:131. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-79-1-131_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;79(1):131.
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