Candida albicans mycotic abdominal aortic aneurysm.

@article{Barry1997CandidaAM,
  title={Candida albicans mycotic abdominal aortic aneurysm.},
  author={Mary Claire Barry and Nichole M. Jackson and D Adeboysku and Tien Tran and I. M Mcneil and Pierce A. Grace},
  journal={European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery},
  year={1997},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={
          237-9
        }
}
An 80-year-old diabetic Asian female was admitted with a 3 month history of feeling unwell and weight loss of 7 kg. She had an episode of melaena 1 week prior to admission and complained of mild left sided abdominal pain. She was tender in the left iliac fossa and was found to be anaemic (Hb. 6.9 g/dl) and to have an elevated C-reactive protein (CRP) (143 mg/1). Following a blood transfusion (3 units of red cell concentrate) she was commenced empirically on clavulinic acid. Apart from one… CONTINUE READING
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