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Title: Hepatic candidiasis: Persistent pyrexia in a patient with acute myeloid leukaemia after recovery from consolidation therapy-induced neutropenia
Authors: Ong, S.T.
Kueh, Y.K. 
Issue Date: 1993
Source: Ong, S.T., Kueh, Y.K. (1993). Hepatic candidiasis: Persistent pyrexia in a patient with acute myeloid leukaemia after recovery from consolidation therapy-induced neutropenia. Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore 22 (2) : 257-260. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Fever, a frequent manifestation in acute leukaemia patients who develop treatment-induced neutropenia, usually resolves when the neutrophil count returns to normal irrespective of whether an infective agent is isolated or not. A persistent pyrexia following neutrophil recovery and associated with multiple negative microbiological cultures should signal a careful search for a deep-seated fungal infection in any leukemic patient who is in complete remission. We report here a 39-year-old Chinese man with acute myeloid leukaemia in first complete remission whose unresolved fever after recovery from consolidation therapy-induced neutropenia was ultimately confirmed to be caused by focal hepatic candidal microabscesses by an open liver biopsy.
Source Title: Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/130911
ISSN: 03044602
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