CHRIS W. FREYBERG, M.D.; CHARLES V. SANDERS, M.D.
To the editor: Torres-Rojas and coworkers (1) recently reported the cases of six patients with candidal suppurative peripheral thrombophlebitis. We present another case seen by our infectious disease consultation service.
A 26-year-old man with multiple fractures caused by a motorcycle accident had surgery at Charity Hospital in New Orleans for repair of a duodenal tear. His postoperative course was complicated by gastric-outlet obstruction and an abscess in the right lower abdomen. When he had surgery again, for revision of the gastric outlet, the collected pus was drained. A culture of the pus grew Serratia and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. The drain
FREYBERG CW, SANDERS CV. Candidal Thrombophlebitis. Ann Intern Med. ;100:463. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-100-3-463_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;100(3):463.
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