Candidal pancreatic abscesses

Report of two cases and review

Philip Keiser, Susan Keay

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Abstract

Pancreatic abscess caused by Candida albicans is very rare. To date, only eight case reports describing a pancreatic abscess caused wholly or in part by Candida species have appeared in the literature. We recently treated two patients with candidal pancreatic abscesses. In our cases as well as those reported in the literature, treatment of the abscess with antifungal agents was delayed because of failure to recognize Candida albicans as a pathogen. Effective treatment appears to consist of drainage of the abscess and administration of amphotericin B.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)884-888
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume14
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1992
Externally publishedYes

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Candidal pancreatic abscesses : Report of two cases and review. / Keiser, Philip; Keay, Susan.

In: Clinical Infectious Diseases, Vol. 14, No. 4, 04.1992, p. 884-888.

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