We report an unusual case of Candida glabrata meningitis and endocarditis in a young Caucasian woman with a prosthetic aortic valve and suffering from a dissecting thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysm. C. glabrata was isolated from culture of the cerebrospinal fluid. Candida infection of the central nervous system is an uncommon manifestation of disseminated infection due to Candida species. Our case report also highlights the intrinsic resistance of C. glabrata to azoles.

Colomba, C., Trizzino, M., Imburgia, C., Madonia, S., Siracusa, L., & Giammanco, G. (2014). Candida glabrata meningitis and endocarditis: a late severe complication of candidemia. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, 29, 174-175 [10.1016/j.ijid.2014.04.032].

Candida glabrata meningitis and endocarditis: a late severe complication of candidemia

COLOMBA, Claudia;TRIZZINO, Marcello;IMBURGIA, Claudia;SIRACUSA, Lucia;GIAMMANCO, Giovanni
2014

Abstract

We report an unusual case of Candida glabrata meningitis and endocarditis in a young Caucasian woman with a prosthetic aortic valve and suffering from a dissecting thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysm. C. glabrata was isolated from culture of the cerebrospinal fluid. Candida infection of the central nervous system is an uncommon manifestation of disseminated infection due to Candida species. Our case report also highlights the intrinsic resistance of C. glabrata to azoles.
Settore MED/17 - Malattie Infettive
Settore MED/07 - Microbiologia E Microbiologia Clinica
http://www.ijidonline.com/article/S1201-9712(14)01529-X/pdf
Colomba, C., Trizzino, M., Imburgia, C., Madonia, S., Siracusa, L., & Giammanco, G. (2014). Candida glabrata meningitis and endocarditis: a late severe complication of candidemia. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, 29, 174-175 [10.1016/j.ijid.2014.04.032].
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