Respiratory Alkalosis and Abdominal Pain Heralding Candida Hepatitis: Occurrence in Patients with Acute Leukemia in Remission

Richard H. Moseley, Mark G. Kris, Avi Israel Einzig, Reardon West, Timothy S. Gee, Donald Armstrong

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Abstract

Two patients with acute leukemia in remission experienced hepatic candidal infection initially seen as chronic respiratory alkalosis, abnormalities of liver function, and abdominal pain. The occurrence of these signs and symptoms in patients with leukemia should warrant a presumptive diagnosis of visceral candidal infection and the consideration of empiric antifungal therapy while awaiting culture and biopsy results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1495-1497
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Internal Medicine
Volume142
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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