Fluconazole in the management of endophthalmitis in disseminated candidosis of heroin addicts.

@article{Palacio1993FluconazoleIT,
  title={Fluconazole in the management of endophthalmitis in disseminated candidosis of heroin addicts.},
  author={Amalia del Palacio and Mar{\'i}a Soledad Cu{\'e}tara and Michelina Ferro and Eugenio P{\'e}rez-Bl{\'a}zquez and J A L{\'o}pez-Sa{\~n}a and Mar{\'i}a P{\'i}a Roiz and D L Carnevali and Antonio R. Noriega},
  journal={Mycoses},
  year={1993},
  volume={36 5-6},
  pages={193-9}
}
Seven heroin addicts were treated with fluconazole for endophthalmitis. All the patients had cutaneous lesions: deep-seated scalp nodules and/or pustulosis in hairy zones. One patient had an abscess at the venipuncture site. Candida albicans was isolated from all the extraocular sites in all the patients. Five patients were treated with 400 mg of intravenous fluconazole on the first day, followed by 200 mg (i.v.) for one week and finally 200 mg daily orally for a further two weeks. Two patients… CONTINUE READING