Candida albicans pancreatitis in a child with cystic fibrosis post lung transplantation

Mark M. Hammer, Lingxin Zhang, Janis M. Stoll, Elizabeth F. Sheybani

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We present a case of Candida albicans infection of a previously intact pancreas in a child with cystic fibrosis status post lung transplantation. Although Candida superinfection in necrotizing pancreatitis is not uncommon, this is a unique case of Candida infection of non-necrotic pancreatic parenchyma. This case presented a diagnostic dilemma for radiologists because it appeared virtually identical to acute interstitial edematous pancreatitis on imaging. Ultimately, endoscopic US-based biopsy was pursued for diagnosis. Although difficult to treat and compounded by the immunocompromised status of the child, the pancreatic infection improved with antifungal therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)575-578
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric radiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2016


  • Candida albicans
  • Child
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Fungus
  • Infection
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Pancreas
  • Pancreatitis
  • Positron emission tomography


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