We describe the first case of a Candida albicans subcutaneous abscess in a heart transplant recipient. The patient had several risk factors for fungal infections (long-term immunosuppressive medication, uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, and chronic antibiotic treatment). He was successfully treated with abscess aspiration and oral fluconazole. We want to raise the awareness of Candida cellulitis and abscess in transplant patients who do not respond to antibiotic therapy.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice|
|State||Published - Jul 2010|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases