Candida albicans skin abscess in a heart transplant recipient: Case report and review of the literature

Diana F. Florescu, Sara E. Brostrom, Ioana Dumitru, Andre C. Kalil

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-246
Number of pages4
JournalInfectious Diseases in Clinical Practice
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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