Medical Case Studies

  • Abbreviation: Med. Case Stud.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6532
  • DOI: 10.5897/MCS
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 40

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Candiduria by Candida tropicalis evolves to fatal candidemia

Vidigal, Pedrina Gonçalves
  • Vidigal, Pedrina Gonçalves
  • Department of Clinical Analysis, Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Brazil.
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Santos, Simone Aparecida
  • Santos, Simone Aparecida
  • Department of Cell Biology, Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Brazil.
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Maria Aparecida Fernandez
  • Maria Aparecida Fernandez
  • Department of Cell Biology, Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Brazil.
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Patrícia de Souza Bonfim
  • Patrícia de Souza Bonfim
  • Department of Clinical Analysis, Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Brazil.
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Hilton Vizi Martinez
  • Hilton Vizi Martinez
  • Hospital Universitário de Maringá, Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Brazil.
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Terezinha Inez Estivalet Svidzinski
  • Terezinha Inez Estivalet Svidzinski
  • Department of Clinical Analysis, Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Brazil.
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  • Article Number - 41EA507511
  • Vol.2(3), pp. 22-25, May 2011
  •  Accepted: 16 March 2011
  •  Published: 30 May 2011

Abstract

 

Candida species are opportunistic pathogens that belong to the normal human microbiota. In the past decades, the incidence of nosocomial fungal diseases has increased, and Candida spp. is still one of the main causal agents. Urinary tract is usually involved with disseminated infections, but interpretation of yeast findings, from representative specimens of this anatomical site, remains controversial. We report a candiduria case in a 64-year-old male patient from intensive care unit (ICU) who developed candiduria due to Candida tropicalis, which complicated to fatal candidemia despite antifungal treatment.

 

Key words: Candida tropicalis, candiduria, candidemia.