JAMES M. RICHTER, M.D.; GEORGE A. JACOBY, M.D.; ROBERT H. SCHAPIRO, M.D.; ANDREW L. WARSHAW, M.D.
Pancreatic abscesses are localized infections with collections of pus and devitalized tissue in the pancreas or extending out from it. The abscesses usually develop from secondary infection of necrotic tissue complicating acute pancreatitis. Enteric bacteria are isolated from most abscesses, and in most abscesses multiple organisms are cultured ( 1 ). Despite its frequent presence in the intestinal flora, Candida albicans is rarely found in pancreatic abscesses (2-5). We report two patients with C. albicans as the sole pathogen in pancreatic abscesses.
Patient 1: A 53-year-old nonalcoholic man was entirely well until he developed acute pancreatitis. He was successfully treated
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RICHTER JM, JACOBY GA, SCHAPIRO RH, WARSHAW AL. Pancreatic Abscess Due to Candida albicans. Ann Intern Med. 1982;97:221–222. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-97-2-221
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;97(2):221-222.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Infectious Disease, Pancreatic Disease.
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