E. RICHARD HARRELL, M.D.; GEORGE R. THOMPSON, M.D.
With the advent of antibiotics, acute bacterial endocarditis, which once was nearly always fatal, has been successfully treated. However, with antibiotic therapy there is an increasing number of cases of candidiasis. We wish to report two cases (one ending fatally) with systemic candidiasis complicating the usual antibiotic treatment of bacterial endocarditis. The second case was apparently cured and is alive and well.
Candida infections are commonly seen occurring in the mouth, oropharynx, vagina, rectum, gastrointestinal tract and the skin. A number of cases of bronchopulmonary candidiasis have also been reported.1, 2 In addition, several cases of Candida meningitis are recorded.
HARRELL ER, THOMPSON GR. SYSTEMIC CANDIDIASIS (MONILIASIS) COMPLICATING TREATMENT OF BACTERIAL ENDOCARDITIS, WITH REVIEW OF LITERATURE AND REPORT OF APPARENT CURE OF ONE CASE WITH PARENTERAL MYCOSTATIN1. Ann Intern Med. ;49:207–215. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-49-1-207
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;49(1):207-215.
Cardiology, Endocarditis, Infectious Disease.
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