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April 1989

Candidal Sinusitis and Diabetic Ketoacidosis: A 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)

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