Candida abscess of the thyroid in a patient with acute lymphocytic leukemia.

N. Da'as*, I. S. Lossos, V. Yahalom, D. Rund, D. G. Wolf, O. Zelig, D. Ben-Yehuda

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Abstract

A case of Candida abscess of the thyroid in a patient with acute lymphoblastic leukemia is described. The patient developed this rare complication after treatment with steroids and combination chemotherapy, during therapy with broad spectrum antibiotics for febrile neutropenia. Prior to the thyroiditis the patient had pulmonary aspergillosis. The abscess developed during treatment with high dose Amphotericin B. Unlike previous cases, the Candida was isolated to the thyroid, with no evidence of Candidemia or Candida infection in other sites.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)365-366
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Journal of Medical Research
Volume2
Issue number8
StatePublished - 28 Aug 1997
Externally publishedYes

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