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.

Scoppettuolo, G., Donato, C., De Carolis, E., Vella, A., Vaccaro, L., La Greca, A., Fantoni, M., Candida utilis catheter-related bloodstream infection, <<MEDICAL MYCOLOGY CASE REPORTS>>, 2014; 6 (Novembre): 70-72. [doi:10.1016/j.mmcr.2014.10.003] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/63684]

Candida utilis catheter-related bloodstream infection

Scoppettuolo, Giancarlo;Donato, Concetta;De Carolis, Elena;Vella, Antonietta;Vaccaro, Luisa;La Greca, Antonio;Fantoni, Massimo
2014

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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Scoppettuolo, G., Donato, C., De Carolis, E., Vella, A., Vaccaro, L., La Greca, A., Fantoni, M., Candida utilis catheter-related bloodstream infection, <<MEDICAL MYCOLOGY CASE REPORTS>>, 2014; 6 (Novembre): 70-72. [doi:10.1016/j.mmcr.2014.10.003] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/63684]
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