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The First Reported Case of Colonic Infection Caused by Candida tropicalis and a Review of the Literature.
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PMID:  25028576     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Lower gastrointestinal tract infections caused by Candida species are rarely reported, and Candida albicans is the only pathogen that has been identified. The author reports a first case of colonic candidiasis caused by Candida tropicalis in a 55-year-old female with diabetes mellitus type 2, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and neutropenia induced by chemotherapy. Diarrhea and fever were the presenting symptoms. Diagnosis was made based on deep tissue involvement on colonoscopy with biopsy and positive hemoculture. This alerted the physician to be aware of Candida non-albicans as a cause of colonic infection. Fungal culture should always be done to identify specific Candida species, leading to appropriate antifungal therapy. A review of the literature on colonic candidiasis is also presented here.
Authors:
Surat Praneenararat
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2014-06-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  Case reports in gastroenterology     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1662-0631     ISO Abbreviation:  Case Rep Gastroenterol     Publication Date:  2014 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-07-16     Completed Date:  2014-07-16     Revised Date:  2014-07-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101474819     Medline TA:  Case Rep Gastroenterol     Country:  Switzerland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  199-205     Citation Subset:  -    
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