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Splenic abscess caused by Blastomyces dermatitidis in association with peritoneal involvement: case report and review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1571449     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report a rare case of a patient with blastomycosis who presented with splenic abscess and peritoneal involvement. This case is unique in that no historical or radiographic evidence of antecedent pulmonary infection was apparent and therapy with orally administered ketoconazole was effective. We reviewed the English-language literature on blastomycotic splenic abscess and compared findings from other cases with findings from the current case.
Authors:
H J MacDonald; I W Fong; G W Gardiner; D I Soutter
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1058-4838     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  1992 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-06-03     Completed Date:  1992-06-03     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9203213     Medline TA:  Clin Infect Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  348-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Abscess / complications*,  drug therapy
Ascites / complications*,  drug therapy
Blastomycosis / complications*,  drug therapy
Humans
Ketoconazole / therapeutic use
Male
Middle Aged
Peritoneal Diseases / complications*,  drug therapy
Splenic Diseases / complications*,  drug therapy
Tissue Adhesions
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
65277-42-1/Ketoconazole

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