[Hepatolienal candidosis as a rare differential diagnosis of disseminated small parenchym lesions].
Dtsch Med Wochenschr. 2020 Jul;145(13):912-916
Authors: Kloth C, Breining T, Wowra T, Hönig M, Beck A, Beer M, Schmidt SA
HISTORY: We report about a 17-year-old patient with the secondary malignancy of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). He developed fever of unclear origin during the hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.History We report about a 17-year-old patient with the secondary malignancy of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). He developed fever of unclear origin during the hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.
EXAMINATIONS: In the focus search, the routine sonography of the abdomen showed disseminated hypoechoic small- parenchymal lesions of the liver. In the complementary MRI, disseminated small lesions of the liver parenchyma and the spleen were demarked after contrast agent administration.
DIAGNOSIS: Imaging revealed suspicion of hepatolienal candiasis.Diagnosis Imaging revealed suspicion of hepatolienal candiasis.
THERAPY: Empirical therapy with amphotericin B was used. A sonographic punch biopsy of the liver was performed. The pathological examination showed oval particles in the PAS staining in the sense of an opportunistic mycosis of the Candida infection type.
CONCLUSION: The case shows that in immunosuppressed patients, candidiasis must always be considered as a differential diagnosis with simultaneous parenchymal changes in the liver and/or spleen. In addition, in the screening situation, a suitable linear transducer should be used when asking about fungal lesions in the liver and spleen. Alternatively, if suspected hepato-lienal candidiasis could be diagnosed by a contrast-enhanced MRI of the upper abdomen/abdomen.
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