Confirmed Candida albicans endogenous fungal endophthalmitis in a patient with chronic candidiasis

A. Hassan, W. Poon, M. Baker, Christopher Linton, F. A. Mühlschlegel

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Abstract

We present a case of a confirmed Candida albicans endogenous endophthalmitis in a 35-year-old diabetic white female patient with a long standing history of severe chronic vaginal C. albicans infection. The patient had recently undergone ureteric stenting and received intravenous broad-spectrum antibiotics for renal stones complicated by urinary sepsis. Pan-fungal polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis of vitreous aspirate confirmed the presence of C. albicans. Samples showed no microbial growth.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-44
Number of pages3
JournalMedical Mycology Case Reports
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012

Keywords

  • Amphotericin B
  • Candida albicans
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Endogenous fungal endophthalmitis
  • Vaginal candidiasis
  • Yeasts

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