Candida epiglottitis in immunocompromised patients

T. J. Walsh, W. C. Gray

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Abstract

Candida seldom has been reported to be a cause of epiglottitis. The clinical manifestations and management of three patients with Candida epiglottitis complicating their neoplastic disease are described. All patients were granulocytopenic. Candida epiglottitis occurred either as a localized infection, as a source of Candida bronchopneumonia, or as a manifestation of disseminated infection. Candida epiglottitis may be under-diagnosed and should be considered, especially in immunocompromised patients with symptoms of refractory pharyngitis. Treatment of Candida epiglottitis with intravenous amphotericin B is warranted in patients with sustained granulocytopenia. Prompt endotracheal intubation is indicated if the airway patency cannot be maintained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)482-485
Number of pages4
JournalCHEST
Volume91
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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