Triple infection fongique chez un patient avec cirrhose hépatique

Translated title of the contribution: Triple fungal infection in a patient with liver cirrhosis

Kazali Alidjinou, Daniel Mathieu, Jean Frédéric Colombel, Nadine François, Daniel Poulain, Boualem Sendid

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Abstract

The prevalence of invasive mycoses is increasing, especially among patients who are immunocompromised or hospitalized with serious underlying diseases. Such infections are associated with a high morbidity and significant mortality, requiring early diagnosis and appropriate treatment but also an optimal prophylaxis in patients with high risk factors. We report a case of triple fungal infection including an invasive pulmonary aspergillosis by Aspergillus fumigatus, a candidemia by Candida albicans and a Pneumocystis pneumonia. The overall clinical picture of this patient was liver cirrhosis with medical history of immunosuppressive treatment for Crohn disease and a non-hodgkin lymphoma. There was no antifungal prophylaxis for this patient. Under treatment, the issue was unfavourable with multivisceral failure.

Translated title of the contributionTriple fungal infection in a patient with liver cirrhosis
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)89-92
Number of pages4
JournalAnnales de Biologie Clinique
Volume70
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Aspergillus fumigatus
  • Candida albicans
  • Liver cirrhosis
  • Pneumocystis jirovecci
  • Triple fungal infection

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