Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Pulmonary moniliasis caused by candida tropicalis
Authors: Fenech, Frederick F.
Griscti-Soler, A.
Keywords: Lungs -- Diseases, Fungal -- Case studies
Candidiasis -- Treatment -- Case Studies
Aerosol therapy -- Case studies
Rare diseases -- Case studies
Issue Date: 1966
Publisher: The St. Luke`s Hospital Gazette
Citation: Fenech, F.F., & Griscti-Soler, A. (1966). Pulmonary moniliasis caused by candida tropicalis. The St. Luke`s Hospital Gazette, 1(2), 64-65.
Abstract: This article examines a rare condition, namely Pulmonary moniliasis caused by candida tropicalis. A description of candida species and where it can be located in parts of the body is provided. This condition is illustrated by a case report of a 29 year old man who complained of repetitive cough and low grade fever. He was given various medications including sulphamethoxypyridazine, streptomycin and ampicillin with no results. When the sputum was examined specifically for fungi and a copious growth of Candida tropicalis was isolated, the patient was treated with nystatin inhalations. At this stage that a remarkale improvement occurred. Expectoration diminished, a chest X-Ray showed marked reduction and clearing of the radiological opacities, and no fungi have been found in the sputum since the start of the nystatin therapy. Indeed, nystatin aerosol therapy proved to be successful.
Appears in Collections:TSLHG, Volume 1, Issue 2
TSLHG, Volume 1, Issue 2

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Pulmonary moniliasis caused by Candida tropicalis.pdfPublished for the Consultant Staff Committee, St. Luke`s Hospital, Malta and the Medical and Dental Surgery Faculties of the Royal University of Malta.506.44 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

Items in OAR@UM are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.