Invasive candidiasis due to Candida norvegensis in a liver transplant patient: case report and literature review

  • Maria Musso | maria.musso@inmi.it Second Division of Infectious Diseases, National Institute for Infectious Diseases Lazzaro Spallanzani, Italy.
  • Maddalena Giannella Infectious Diseases Unit, Sant’Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy.
  • Mario Antonini Intensive Care Unit and Anesthesia, National Institute for Infectious Diseases Lazzaro Spallanzani, Rome, Italy.
  • Eugenio Bordi Microbiology Unit, National Institute for Infectious Diseases Lazzaro Spallanzani, Rome, Italy.
  • Giuseppe Maria Ettorre Transplant Surgical Unit, S. Camillo-Forlanini Hospital, Rome, Italy.
  • Loretta Tessitore Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit, S. Camillo-Forlanini Hospital, Rome, Italy.
  • Andrea Mariano First Division of Infectious Diseases, National Institute for Infectious Diseases Lazzaro Spallanzani, Rome, Italy.
  • Alessandro Capone Second Division of Infectious Diseases, National Institute for Infectious Diseases Lazzaro Spallanzani, Italy.

Abstract

Candida norvegensis is an emerging fluconazole-resistant pathogen isolated in most cases from skin and mucous membranes of immunocompromized patients. Documented invasive candidiasis (IC) due to C. norvegensis has been rarely reported, thus the clinical features of patients at risk for this pathogen are poorly defined. We report a liver transplant patient who developed IC due to C. norvegensis and review other cases of C. norvegensis IC published in the literature.

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Published
2014-06-24
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Keywords:
transplantation, infection, azole, resistant, fungal
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How to Cite
Musso, M., Giannella, M., Antonini, M., Bordi, E., Ettorre, G. M., Tessitore, L., Mariano, A., & Capone, A. (2014). Invasive candidiasis due to Candida norvegensis in a liver transplant patient: case report and literature review. Infectious Disease Reports, 6(2). https://doi.org/10.4081/idr.2014.5374