African Journal of Medical Case Reports
African Journal of Medical Case Reports Vol. 2 (1), pp. 012-014, January, 2014. © International Scholars Journals
Candiduria by Candida tropicalis evolves to fatal candidemia
Vidigal, Pedrina Gonçalves1, Santos, Simone Aparecida2, Maria Aparecida Fernandez2, Patrícia de Souza Bonfim1, Hilton Vizi Martinez3 and Terezinha Inez Estivalet Svidzinski1*
1Department of Clinical Analysis, Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Brazil.
2Department of Cell Biology, Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Brazil.
3Hospital Universitário de Maringá, Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Brazil.
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Accepted 16 November, 2013
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.
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