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Treatment of Candida famata bloodstream infections: case series and review of the literature.
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PMID:  23085777     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVES: Candida famata (also known as Debaryomyces hansenii and Torulopsis candida) is a commensal yeast found in cheese, dairy products and the environment. C. famata accounts for 0.2%-2% of invasive candidiasis. The purpose of this study was to provide an overview of the treatment of C. famata bloodstream infections. METHODS: The clinical course of two hospitalized patients who developed C. famata fungaemia within 2 weeks of each other was summarized along with available data regarding in vitro susceptibility patterns, genotyping and clinical outcomes of these cases compared with the published literature. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: C. famata appears to exhibit reduced susceptibility to echinocandins and azoles, particularly in the setting of prior antifungal exposure. The removal of indwelling central venous catheters and prompt initiation of therapy with liposomal amphotericin B is recommended for successful treatment of C. famata fungaemia, particularly in immunocompromised patients. These cases also help provide justification for routine antifungal susceptibility testing in patients with candidaemia to guide optimal antifungal therapy.
Nicholas D Beyda; Shen Hui Chuang; M Jahangir Alam; Dhara N Shah; Tat Ming Ng; Laurie McCaskey; Kevin W Garey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1460-2091     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Antimicrob. Chemother.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7513617     Medline TA:  J Antimicrob Chemother     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
University of Houston College of Pharmacy, 1441 Moursund Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA.
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