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Pulmonary disease caused by Candida species.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  343588     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Candida species are often found in sputum specimens. Their role as a possible cause of pulmonary disease is a frequent consideration, particularly in patients receiving immunosuppressive or long-standing antimicrobial therapy. At Memorial Hospital and New York Hospital, 30 patients with histologic evidence of Candida pulmonary infection were identified over a two year period. These infections reached the lungs by hematogenous spread in 10 patients and by aspiration in 16 patients. Most the patients had malignant neoplastic disease. The Candida pulmonary disease appeared to be significant clinical factor in only three cases. Experience from our institutions and from the literature indicates that Candida species rarely cause significant pulmonary disease. When such involvement is extensive, the patient is usually terminally ill from multiple other factors.
H Masur; P P Rosen; D Armstrong
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of medicine     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0002-9343     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Med.     Publication Date:  1977 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-04-17     Completed Date:  1978-04-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0267200     Medline TA:  Am J Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  914-25     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Candida / isolation & purification*
Candida albicans / isolation & purification
Candidiasis / complications,  diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  pathology
Leukemia / complications
Lung / pathology
Lung Diseases, Fungal / complications,  diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  pathology
Lymphoma / complications
Sputum / microbiology

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