Candida utilis catheter-related bloodstream infection

Antonio La Greca, Massimo Fantoni, Giancarlo Scoppettuolo, Concetta Donato, Elena De Carolis, Antonietta Vella, Luisa Vaccaro

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-72
Number of pages3
JournalMedical Mycology Case Reports
Volume6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Antifungal treatment
  • CRBSI
  • Central venous catheter
  • Fungemia

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