A case of Candida krusei peritonitis secondary to duodenal perforation due to Candida duodenitis.

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A case of Candida krusei peritonitis secondary to duodenal perforation due to Candida duodenitis.

Mycopathologia. 2011 Jan;171(1):51-5

Authors: Cascio A, Bartolotta M, Venneri A, Musolino C, Iaria C, Delfino D, Navarra G

Abstract
A case of a 62-year-old man with Candida krusei peritonitis secondary to duodenal perforation due to Candida duodenitis that was successfully treated with a 14-day course of caspofungin is reported. The potential role of Candida infection in the pathogenesis of peptic ulcers and duodenal perforation is considered. If this role is confirmed, antifungal treatment should be included in the therapeutic armamentarium of peptic disease.

PMID: 20632210 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]