Candida central venous catheter-related bloodstream infection

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“We report the case of a Candida utilis catheter-related bloodstream infection in a patient with metastatic carcinoma of the bladder and a long term totally implanted venous catheter” Scoppettuolo et al (2014).

Reference:

Scoppettuolo, G., Donato, C., De Carolis, E., Vella, A., Vaccaro, L., La Greca, A. and Fantoni, M. (2014) Candida utilis catheter-related bloodstream infection. Medical Mycology Case Reports. 6, p.70-72.

Abstract:

Central venous catheter-related fungemia are increasing in the last years, also due to rare fungi. We report the case of a Candida utilis catheter-related bloodstream infection in a patient with metastatic carcinoma of the bladder and a long term totally implanted venous catheter. The diagnosis was done by paired blood cultures and differential time to positivity. The Candida species was rapidly identified by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. The patient was successfully treated with anidulafungine.

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