Intrathecal spinal abscesses resulting from Candida albicans in an immunocompetent man.
BMJ Case Rep. 2018 Mar 27;2018:
Authors: Crane JK
Infections of the central nervous system resulting from Candida albicans are unusual and are often solely noticed in particular circumstances, similar to following neurosurgery or penetrating head trauma, in immunosuppressed sufferers, untimely infants or in sufferers with ventriculoperitoneal shunts. The writer reviews a case of an immunocompetent man who introduced with a thoracic intraspinal abscess resulting from C. albicans Regardless of surgical drainage and 6?weeks of high-dose fluconazole remedy, the abscess prolonged and recurred within the cervical backbone, requiring a second operation to arrest the an infection.
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