Intervertebral diskitis due to Candida tropicalis.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Herzog, W; Perfect, J; Roberts, L

Published Date

  • February 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 82 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 270 - 273

PubMed ID

  • 2916157

Pubmed Central ID

  • 2916157

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0038-4348

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00007611-198902000-00029


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States