AMANDA THOMSON, M.B., B.S.; JOHN GIBSON, F.R.A.C.P.; DOUGLAS E. JOSHUA, F.R.A.C.P.; WARWICK J. BENSON, F.R.A.C.P.; HARRY KRONENBERG, F.R.A.C.P.
To the editor: The clinical review by Thaler and associates (1) on hepatic candidiasis prompts us to report our experience with this syndrome. From May 1987 to February 1988, we treated a cluster of six patients with clinical and radiologic findings similar to those described by Thaler and colleagues.
Hepatic candidiasis occurred in six patients receiving intensive chemotherapy for acute nonlymphoblastic leukemia (n = 5) or acute lymphoblastic leukemia (n = 1). All patients were women ranging in age from 18 to 59 years. Clinical characteristics included persistent swinging fevers; upper abdominal pain; elevated liver function tests, particularly
THOMSON A, GIBSON J, JOSHUA DE, BENSON WJ, KRONENBERG H. Hepatosplenic Candidiasis and Fungal Infection. Ann Intern Med. 1988;108:768–769. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-108-5-768_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1988;108(5):768-769.
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