Getting it right first time in a patient with Candida peritonitis.

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Getting it right first time in a patient with Candida peritonitis.

Mycoses. 2011 Dec;54 Suppl 4:24-7

Authors: de Lange DW

Abstract
Here a patient is presented with a mediastinitis, pleural empyema and peritonitis with Candida glabrata and Enterococcus faecium after a complicated robot-assisted thoracolaparoscopic oesophagolymphadectomy esophagectomy. This case description highlights some of the therapeutic dilemmas that physicians face when treating critically ill patients with health care-associated invasive Candida infections. The current guidelines and treatment with echinocandins are discussed.

PMID: 22126527 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]