publication . Article . Other literature type . 2008

Acute abdomen: an unusual presentation of disseminated Penicillium marneffei infection.

George, IA; Sudarsanam, TD; Pulimood, AB; Mathews, MS;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2008 Journal: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology, volume 26, page 180 (issn: 0255-0857, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Medknow
Abstract
Varied clinical presentations of <i> Penicillium marneffei</i> , an opportunistic pathogen in HIV disease has been rarely described in literature. We report a patient with advanced AIDS who presented to us with prolonged fever and had features of an acute abdomen. On radiologic imaging he had features of intestinal obstruction and mesenteric lymphadenitis. A diagnosis was made possible by endoscopic biopsies of the small bowel and bone marrow culture which grew <i> P</i> .<i> Marneffei</i> . He was treated with intravenous amphotericin for 2 weeks followed by oral itraconazole. This case is reported for its rarity and unusual presentation and to sensitise clinic...
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free text keywords: Microbiology (medical), Bone marrow culture, Penicillium marneffei, biology.organism_classification, biology, Disease, Itraconazole, medicine.drug, medicine, HIV/AIDS, medicine.disease, Prolonged fever, Acute abdomen, medicine.symptom, Pathology, medicine.medical_specialty, Virology, Etiology, Dermatology, business.industry, business, intestinal mycosis, Microbiology, QR1-502
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2008

Acute abdomen: an unusual presentation of disseminated Penicillium marneffei infection.

George, IA; Sudarsanam, TD; Pulimood, AB; Mathews, MS;