A case of Candida krusei peritonitis secondary to duodenal perforation due to Candida duodenitis

Antonio Cascio, Antonella Venneri, Cinzia Musolino, Marcello Bartolotta, Demetrio Delfino, Giuseppe Navarra, Antonio Cascio, Chiara Iaria

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Abstract

A case of a 62-year-old man with Candida krusei peritonitis secondary to duodenal perforation due to Candida duodenitis that was successfully treated with a 14-day course of caspofungin is reported. The potential role of Candida infection in the pathogenesis of peptic ulcers and duodenal perforation is considered. If this role is confirmed, antifungal treatment should be included in the therapeutic armamentarium of peptic disease.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-55
Number of pages5
JournalMycopathologia
Volume171
Publication statusPublished - 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • veterinary (miscalleneous)

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    Cascio, A., Venneri, A., Musolino, C., Bartolotta, M., Delfino, D., Navarra, G., Cascio, A., & Iaria, C. (2011). A case of Candida krusei peritonitis secondary to duodenal perforation due to Candida duodenitis. Mycopathologia, 171, 51-55.