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Candidal abscess of the parotid gland due to Candida glabrata: report of a case and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20141375     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report the case of an immunocompetent woman who developed a Candida glabrata abscess of the parotid gland and present a review of similar cases from the literature. Diagnosis was based on the isolation of C. glabrata in pure culture from the abscess pus. Examination of stained smears of the same material demonstrated small sized yeast cells, some being intra-macrophagic. Combination of a local drainage and oral fluconazole proved to be an efficient therapeutic strategy. Candidal abscesses are rare in immunocompetent patients and salivary gland localization has only been reported in five cases.
Adela Enache-Angoulvant; Florinda Torti; Marc Tassart; Jean-Louis Poirot; Alice Jafari; Patricia Roux; Christophe Hennequin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medical mycology     Volume:  48     ISSN:  1460-2709     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. Mycol.     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-09     Completed Date:  2010-10-05     Revised Date:  2013-12-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9815835     Medline TA:  Med Mycol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  402-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Abscess / microbiology*
Aged, 80 and over
Antifungal Agents / therapeutic use
Candida glabrata / cytology,  growth & development,  isolation & purification*
Candidiasis / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  microbiology
Parotid Diseases / drug therapy,  microbiology*
Suppuration / microbiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antifungal Agents

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