Medline ® Abstract for Reference 37
of 'Candida osteoarticular infections'
Fluconazole therapy in Candida albicans spondylodiscitis.
Rössel P, Schønheyder HC, Nielsen H
Scand J Infect Dis. 1998;30(5):527.
A case of Candida albicans spondylodiscitis in a 20-year-old female liver transplant recipient is reported. The patient was successfully treated with sequential therapy with liposomal amphotericin B and fluconazole. A review of the literature showed 10 cases of Candida albicans spondylodiscitis successfully treated either with fluconazole alone or a sequential therapy with amphotericin B and fluconazole. If long-term amphotericin B therapy is not feasible, a prolonged course of fluconazole in a daily dose of 200-400 mg may be considered as an alternative.
Department of Medical Gastroenterology, Aalborg Hospital, Denmark.