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April 1989

Candidal Sinusitis and Diabetic KetoacidosisA Brief Report

Author Affiliations


From the Infectious Disease Service, Department of Medicine, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Tex.

Arch Intern Med. 1989;149(4):962-964. doi:10.1001/archinte.1989.00390040154037

• A 55-year-old man presented with diabetic ketoacidosis and pansinusitis due to Infection with Candida albicans. The infection responded to local drainage procedures, the administration of amphotericin B (2 g), and aggressive medical therapy of the ketoacidosis. Sinusitis due to C albicans is rare but may be more frequently seen in the immunocompromised host. Unlike those Infections caused by Mucor or Aspergillus species, sinusitis due to C albicans may respond to local drainage and amphotericin B therapy.

(Arch Intern Med. 1989;149:962-964)