An unusual case of Candida ciferrii fungemia in an immunocompromised patient with Crohn’s and Mycobacterium bovis disease
Keywords:Candidemia, Candida ciferrii, immunosuppression, posaconazole
We present a case report of a fungal bloodstream infection due to an unusual pathogen. This is a 30 years-old female patient diagnosed with Crohn’s disease and a disseminated Mycobacterium bovis infection subsequently complicated by fungemia due to the emergent yeast pathogen Candida ciferrii, who was unresponsive to fluconazole and made a full recovery after treatment with posaconazole. To our knowledge, this is the first report of Candida ciferrii isolation from blood in an adult associated to a central venous catheter and which was successfully treated with posaconazole.
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