November 12, 2014
Notes: Liu, Jie
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov’t
Int J Med Sci. 2013 Jun 13;10(8):981-7. doi: 10.7150/ijms.6164. Print 2013.
Author Address: Shanghai Key Laboratory for Prevention and Treatment of Bone and Joint Diseases with Integrated Chinese-Western Medicine, Shanghai Institute of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Department of Orthopaedics, Shanghai Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, China.
Reference Type: Journal Article
Record Number: 5164Author: Liu, W. C., Chan, M. C., Lin, T. Y., Hsu, C. H. and Chiu, S. K.
Title: Candida lipolytica candidemia as a rare infectious complication of acute pancreatitis: a case report and literature review
Journal: J Microbiol Immunol Infect
Short Title: Candida lipolytica candidemia as a rare infectious complication of acute pancreatitis: a case report and literature review
Alternate Journal: Journal of microbiology, immunology, and infection = Wei mian yu gan ran za zhi
ISSN: 1995-9133 (Electronic)
Accession Number: 23757371
Keywords: Aged, 80 and over
Candida/*classification/*isolation & purification
Pancreatitis, Acute Necrotizing/*complications
Abstract: Candida lipolytica candidemia is a rare but an emerging pathogenic yeast infection in humans. It can gain access to the bloodstream through intravascular catheterization, especially through central venous catheters in immunocompromised or critically ill patients during hospitalization. In this report, we present a noncatheter-related C. lipolytica candidemia infection in an 84-year-old man who was admitted due to acute pancreatitis. The possible pathogenesis and management of C. lipolytica candidemia are highlighted. It was an unusual infectious complication of acute pancreatitis. Clinicians should be aware that such an opportunistic pathogen can lead to invasive candidemia infection. In clinical practice, systemic antifungal therapy and the removal of the potentially infected central venous catheter might be recommended for the treatment of C. lipolytica candidemia.