Intervertebral diskitis due to Candida tropicalis.
This report describes a case of Candida tropicalis intervertebral diskitis successfully treated with a brief course of amphotericin B followed by a longer course of ketoconazole. Candida tropicalis is an increasingly frequent pathogen in immunocompromised patients, and infection can become manifest weeks or months after an episode of neutropenia has resolved. The excellent response we observed in this patient adds to a growing body of clinical experience testifying to the effectiveness of ketoconazole in treating certain deep-seated candidal infection.
Herzog, W; Perfect, J; Roberts, L
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