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chronic disseminated candidiasis

Thursday 15 December 2005

Definition: Chronic disseminated candidiasis (CDC or hepatosplenic candidiasis) is a form of invasive fungal infection that occurs most commonly in patients with acute leukemia treated with chemotherapy.


- hepatosplenic candidiasis


- chemotherapy for acute leukemias

See also

- Infections

  • fungal infections
    • Candida sp. (Candida albicans)
    • Candidiases
      • systemic candidiasis (disseminated Candida infection)


- Granulocyte colony stimulating factor-induced exacerbation of fungus-related immune restoration inflammatory syndrome: a case of chronic disseminated candidiasis exacerbation. Chandesris MO, Kelaidi C, Méchaï F, Bougnoux ME, Brousse N, Viard JP, Poirée S, Lecuit M, Hermine O, Lortholary O. J Microbiol Immunol Infect. 2010 Aug;43(4):339-43. PMID: 20688295

- Masood A, Sallah S. Chronic disseminated candidiasis in patients with acute leukemia: emphasis on diagnostic definition and treatment. Leuk Res. 2005 May;29(5):493-501. PMID: 15755501

- Kontoyiannis DP, Luna MA, Samuels BI, Bodey GP. Hepatosplenic candidiasis. A manifestation of chronic disseminated candidiasis. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2000 Sep;14(3):721-39. PMID: 10987117