Hepatic candidiasis: persistent pyrexia in a patient with acute myeloid leukaemia after recovery from consolidation therapy-induced neutropenia.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Fever, a frequent manifestation in acute leukaemia patients who develop treatment-induced neutropenia, usually resolves when the neutrophil count returns to normal irrespective of whether an infective agent is isolated or not. A persistent pyrexia following neutrophil recovery and associated with multiple negative microbiological cultures should signal a careful search for a deep-seated fungal infection in any leukaemic patient who is complete remission. We report here a 39-year-old Chinese man with acute myeloid leukaemia in first complete remission whose unresolved fever after recovery from consolidation therapy-induced neutropenia was ultimately confirmed to be caused by focal hepatic candidal microabscesses by an open liver biopsy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ong, ST; Kueh, YK

Published Date

  • March 1, 1993

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 257 - 260

PubMed ID

  • 8363344

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0304-4602


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Singapore