CANDIDA KEFYR PNEUMONIA


Kocabay G., Aydin S., Tiryak B., VATANSEVER S., ERK O., Akkaya V., ...More

JOURNAL OF ISTANBUL FACULTY OF MEDICINE-ISTANBUL TIP FAKULTESI DERGISI, vol.68, no.1, pp.26-28, 2005 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 68 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF ISTANBUL FACULTY OF MEDICINE-ISTANBUL TIP FAKULTESI DERGISI
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.26-28
  • Keywords: Opportunistic infections, non-albicans Candida, Candida pseudotropicalis
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Commensal Candida spp can cause infection in immunocompromised patients. Though most of the infections are caused by albicans subtype of Candida, non-albicans Candida as a cause of infection is on the rise. Non-albicans Candida infections can range from urinary infections to sepsis in intensive care units. Candida kefyr is one of the rare forms of non-albicans Candida. In this case report, a case of Candida kefyr pneumonia in a patient with myelodsysplastic syndrome with febrile neutropenia is presented. The patient clinically responded to ampirically started caspofungin therapy.