Fatal Candida tropicalis fungaemia in a leukaemic patient receiving fluconazole prophylaxis.
AuthorsBarnes, A J
Wardley, Andrew M
Oppenheim, B A
Morgenstern, Godfrey R
Scarffe, J Howard
Warnock, D W
Johnson, E M
AffiliationPublic Health Laboratory, Withington Hospital, Manchester, U.K.
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AbstractA 50-year-old man with newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukaemia developed breakthrough candidaemia while receiving fluconazole as antifungal prophylaxis during remission-inducing chemotherapy. Candida tropicalis was isolated; the strain was resistant to fluconazole on in vitro sensitivity testing, a phenomenon which has not been previously reported in this setting.
CitationFatal Candida tropicalis fungaemia in a leukaemic patient receiving fluconazole prophylaxis. 1996, 33 (1):43-5 J. Infect.
JournalThe Journal of Infection