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.
|ジャーナル||Japanese Journal of Rheumatology|
|出版ステータス||Published - 1999|
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