J Korean Geriatr Soc Search

CLOSE


Journal of the Korean Geriatrics Society 2006;10(3):206-209.
Published online September 30, 2006.
A Cases of Primary Lung Abscess Due to Candida albicans in Malnourished Patient
Suk Ho Shin, Su Hyun Kim, Jae Ki Koh, Kwan Sun Chun, Ji Min Oh, Jin Ho Choi, Sook Hee Song
Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul Medical Center, Seoul, Korea. shinshukho@hanmail.net
Abstract
Candida albicans as being ubiquitous human commensals produce a broad range infections depending on host immunity and its virulency, ranging from usually local mucous membrane infection to disseminated fatal candidiasis with multisystem organ failure. Recently, candidiasis of deep organ are an increasingly important nosocomial infection. Candida lung abscess is rare relatively. Most commonly, it has been stated that they are found accompanied by hematogenously disseminated candidiasis particularly in immuno- suppressed patient. Primary lung abscess caused by C. albicans has been reported in less then 15 case in worldwide, and therapeutic guideline is poorly defined. We experienced a case of a primary lung abscess by C. albicans which may developed after aspiration of oropharyngeal contents as the mechanism of entry in a malnourished elderly patient and which was treated successfully with drainage of the abscess following by administration of fluconazole for 4 weeks. Herein we report the case with a review of the literature.
Key Words: Candida albicans, Lung abscess, Malnutrition
TOOLS
Share :
Facebook Twitter Linked In Google+ Line it
METRICS Graph View
  • 826 View
  • 4 Download
Related articles in
Ann Geriatr Med Res


ABOUT
ARTICLE & TOPICS
Article Category

Browse all articles >

TOPICS

Browse all articles >

BROWSE ARTICLES
EDITORIAL POLICY
FOR CONTRIBUTORS
Editorial Office
#401 Yuksam Hyundai Venturetel, 20, Teheran-ro 25-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06132, Korea
Tel: +82-2-2269-1039    Fax: +82-2-2269-1040    E-mail: agmr.editorial@gmail.com                

Copyright © 2022 by Korean Geriatrics Society.

Developed in M2PI

Close layer
prev next