Pulmonary candidiasis in cystic fibrosis

Arch Dis Child. 1979 Jul;54(7):555-6. doi: 10.1136/adc.54.7.555.


A child with cystic fibrosis and asthma developed pulmonary candidiasis. Predisposing factors in this patient were prolonged antibiotic therapy, high-dose corticosteroids, and intravenous catherisation. A diagnosis was made by lung puncture and confirmed by rapid response to 5-fluorocytosine.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Asthma / complications
  • Candidiasis / etiology*
  • Child
  • Cystic Fibrosis / complications*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lung Diseases, Fungal / etiology*