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Fungemia with Torulopsis glabrata after endoscopic biliary stent replacement.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1615944     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a patient with disseminated cholangiocarcinoma who developed systemic fungemia subsequent to endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and stent replacement. Despite intensive systemic antifungal therapy with iv amphotericin B, the patient developed multiple complications and eventually succumbed to her underlying disease. Cultures of the removed stent and blood were positive for the same organism, Torulopsis glabrata. In an immunocompromised host during ERCP manipulation, fungal pathogens should be considered in post-stent septicemia.
D Stuart; J Orelowitz; S Bank; B Stark; E Hilton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of gastroenterology     Volume:  87     ISSN:  0002-9270     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  1992 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-07-30     Completed Date:  1992-07-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0421030     Medline TA:  Am J Gastroenterol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  883-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, New York.
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MeSH Terms
Candidiasis / etiology*,  microbiology
Cholangiopancreatography, Endoscopic Retrograde / adverse effects
Fungemia / etiology*,  microbiology

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