Candida pneumonia in a case of polymyositis complicated with interstitial pneumonitis

Y. Takano, K. Amano, K. Aoki, T. Takeuchi

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Abstract

We report a polymyositis patient who developed Candida pneumonia, whose clinical manifestations such as dry cough, dyspnea, fever and elevated LDH looked like a recurrence of interstitial pneumonitis (IP) which she had had at admission. The distribution of the lesions in high resolution computed tomography scan, the high serum level of β-D-glucan and positive Candida antigen test led to make a diagnosis of Candida pneumonia rather than IP, and fluconazole therapy was successful.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)397-402
Number of pages6
JournalJapanese Journal of Rheumatology
Volume9
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Candida pneumonia
  • Interstitial pneumonitis
  • Opportunistic infection
  • Polymyositis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology

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