Gastrointestinal translocation as a possible source of candidemia in an AIDS patient

Gastrointestinal translocation as a possible source of candidemia in an AIDS patient

Alternative title Translocação gastrointestinal como possível fonte de fungemia em paciente portador de AIDS
Author Colombo, Arnaldo Lopes Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Branchini, Maria Luiza Google Scholar
Geiger, Débora Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Schimidt, Ana Lucia Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Pignatari, Antonio Carlos Campos Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Fischman, Olga Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)
Abstract Apart from cryptococcosis and histoplasmosis, which are mycoses contained by T cell-mediated mechanisms of host defense, fungemia is rarely found in AIDS patients. The frequency of fungemia due to Candida spp. has been reported to be as low as 1 %. We report a non-neutropenic AIDS patient who presented a candidemia which probably arose from her gastrointestinal tract.

Diferente de histoplasmose e criptococose, doenças fúngicas associadas a depressão da imunidade celular, fungemia causada por Candida spp. tem sido raramente relatada em pacientes com AIDS. O presente relato ilustra um caso de candidemia em paciente não neutropênico portador de AIDS, cuja origem parece ter sido via translocação através do trato gastrointestinal.
Keywords Fungemia
Language English
Date 1996-06-01
Published in Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo. Instituto de Medicina Tropical, v. 38, n. 3, p. 197-200, 1996.
ISSN 0036-4665 (Sherpa/Romeo)
Publisher Instituto de Medicina Tropical
Extent 197-200
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
SciELO ID S0036-46651996000300006 (statistics in SciELO)

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