Candida albicans liver abscesses

  title={Candida albicans liver abscesses},
  author={Renato Finkelstein and C H Lichtig and Moshe Hashmonai},
Liver abscesses are usually amebic or bacterial (pyogenic) in origin. Candida albicans is not listed as an etiologic agent in major reviews on the subject (1, 2). Nevertheless, liver involvement is a well-documented complication of disseminated candidiasis (DC), occurring mainly as microabscesses and granulomas in patients with leukemia and lymphoma (3). In contrast, large abscesses are exceedingly rare (3-5). We are reporting on two patients who developed large liver abscesses without evidence… CONTINUE READING