Encephalitozoon intestinalis: A Rare Cause of Diarrhea in an Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT) Recipient Complicated by Albendazole-Related Hepatotoxicity

Sivgin S., ESER B. , KAYNAR L. , KURNAZ F. , ŞIVGIN H. , Yazar S., ...Daha Fazla

TURKISH JOURNAL OF HEMATOLOGY, cilt.30, ss.204-208, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 30 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4274/tjh.90692
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.204-208


A 50-year-old male patient previously diagnosed with acute myelomonocytic (M4) leukemia in July 2009 underwent allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). During the pre-transplant period complete blood count (CBC), liver and renal function tests, coagulation tests, and other parameters were normal. On the first day of transplantation teicoplanin (400 mg d(-1) for the first 3 d, and then 400 mg d(-1) and caspofungin (first dose was 1x70 mg d(-1), followed by 1x50 mg d(-1)) were started intravenously due to white plaques and oropharyngeal candidiasis in the patient's mouth and perianal erythema. On the 14th d of transplantation watery diarrhea occurred, along with abdominal discomfort, nausea, and fatigue.