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Scintigraphy usefulness in the diagnosis of visceral candidiasis

Abstract

From the features of two cases, the authors stress the usefulness of the scintigraphy as regards to the diagnosis of visceral candidial abscesses. Such fungal localisations are not unfrequent, especially in immunodeficient patients (haematologic malignancies undergoing chemotherapy, lupus, serious visceral illness...). The positive diagnosis is uneasy because of non-specific clinical features and frequent negative blood cultures. Splenic localisation is the most likely. Citrate Gallium scintigraphy together with splenic labelled RBC scan enables us to give a precise view of the splenic involvment and even of the abdominal extension of the fungal abscess. From the literature review and these two cases, the excellent adequacy of the scintigraphy to the follow-up of systemic candidiasis is underlined and is compared to other usual morphological studies such as US scan and CT examination. In both cases, the diagnosis is fully confirmed by mycological examination.
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1987
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
CONF-8606394-
Reference Number:
FRD-88-000784; EDB-88-080700
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Ann. Biol. Clin. (Paris); (France); Journal Volume: 45:6; Conference: Bioclinical workshop on visceral candidiasis, epidemiology, biology, therapeutics, Lille, France, 20 Jun 1986
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; ABSCESSES; DIAGNOSIS; GALLIUM 67; DIAGNOSTIC USES; SPLEEN; SCINTISCANNING; TECHNETIUM 99; CANDIDA; ERYTHROCYTES; LIVER; PATIENTS; RADIOPHARMACEUTICALS; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-MINUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS; BLOOD; BLOOD CELLS; BODY; BODY FLUIDS; COUNTING TECHNIQUES; DAYS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES; DIGESTIVE SYSTEM; DRUGS; ELECTRON CAPTURE RADIOISOTOPES; FUNGI; GALLIUM ISOTOPES; GLANDS; HOURS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; INTERMEDIATE MASS NUCLEI; ISOMERIC TRANSITION ISOTOPES; ISOTOPES; LABELLED COMPOUNDS; MATERIALS; MICROORGANISMS; NUCLEI; ODD-EVEN NUCLEI; ORGANS; PATHOLOGICAL CHANGES; PLANTS; RADIOISOTOPE SCANNING; RADIOISOTOPES; TECHNETIUM ISOTOPES; USES; YEARS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; YEASTS; 550601* - Medicine- Unsealed Radionuclides in Diagnostics
OSTI ID:
5408213
Research Organizations:
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, 59 - Lille (FR)
Country of Origin:
France
Language:
French
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: ABCLA
Submitting Site:
FRN
Size:
Pages: 657-660
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Ythier, H, Legghe, R, and Foucher, C. Scintigraphy usefulness in the diagnosis of visceral candidiasis. France: N. p., 1987. Web.
Ythier, H, Legghe, R, & Foucher, C. Scintigraphy usefulness in the diagnosis of visceral candidiasis. France.
Ythier, H, Legghe, R, and Foucher, C. 1987. "Scintigraphy usefulness in the diagnosis of visceral candidiasis." France.
@misc{etde_5408213,
title = {Scintigraphy usefulness in the diagnosis of visceral candidiasis}
author = {Ythier, H, Legghe, R, and Foucher, C}
abstractNote = {From the features of two cases, the authors stress the usefulness of the scintigraphy as regards to the diagnosis of visceral candidial abscesses. Such fungal localisations are not unfrequent, especially in immunodeficient patients (haematologic malignancies undergoing chemotherapy, lupus, serious visceral illness...). The positive diagnosis is uneasy because of non-specific clinical features and frequent negative blood cultures. Splenic localisation is the most likely. Citrate Gallium scintigraphy together with splenic labelled RBC scan enables us to give a precise view of the splenic involvment and even of the abdominal extension of the fungal abscess. From the literature review and these two cases, the excellent adequacy of the scintigraphy to the follow-up of systemic candidiasis is underlined and is compared to other usual morphological studies such as US scan and CT examination. In both cases, the diagnosis is fully confirmed by mycological examination.}
journal = {Ann. Biol. Clin. (Paris); (France)}
volume = {45:6}
place = {France}
year = {1987}
month = {Jan}
}