Wong Hung Chew

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Infection of the urinary tract due to Candida albicans is an uncommon but well-described complication of modern therapeutics. Despite the rarity of this infection, culture of properly collected urine yielding C. albicans requires an explanation. The significance of systemic factors in the defense of the urinary tract against candidal infection is unknown,(More)
Eighty-five subjects were tested for the presence of circulating candidal antigen (CAg) and anti-candidal antibody (CAb) using both an enzyme immunoassay (ELISA) and counterimmunoelectrophoresis (CIE). The 72 studied controls included laboratory volunteers; hospitalized patients without evidence of infection; febrile hospitalized patients without evidence(More)
A retrospective review of therapeutic failures of miconazole in three patients is presented. Miconazole, a new imidazole derivative, is a broad-spectrum antifungal agent purportedly effective topically, orally, and parenterally against a number of species of fungi. Three patients with the following culturally proven deep fungal infections were treated with(More)
Tuberculous peritonitis is an uncommon disorder and is often not considered on initial evaluation of ascites. A negative 5-TU PPD test, a normal chest roentgenogram, or a low level of ascitic fluid protein may erroneously direct attention away from tuberculosis. Failure to thoroughly evaluate nonmalignant exudative ascites, especially in alcoholics, is a(More)
Seventy-two kidneys have been transplanted-47 from related donors, and 25 from cadaver donors-into 63 recipients. No donor died or experienced a complication requiring more than one extra week of hospitalization. Six recipients died. Three of the six recipients died from complications. Two of the six died only because they declined to resume hemodialysis,(More)