Candida tropicalis in a case of cholangiocarcinoma with cholangitis at a tertiary care hospital in Manipal

Ballal, Mamatha and Chakraborty, Rituparna and Bhandary, Siddhartha and Kumar, Sampath P (2013) Candida tropicalis in a case of cholangiocarcinoma with cholangitis at a tertiary care hospital in Manipal. Medical Mycology Case Reports, 2. pp. 95-97. ISSN 2211-7539

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Abstract

Biliary candidiasis is increasing in the hospitalized immunosuppressed individuals. Placement of biliary stents in the cancer patients with obstructive jaundice has been found to be an important factor associated with infectious complications. Positive fungal cultures from bile should not be ignored as mere contamination but should be considered when prescribing treatment for the immunosuppressed with recurrent cholangitis or receiving long-term antibiotic therapy. Here,we report a case of cholangiocarcinoma with cholangitis where Candida tropicalis was the sole pathogen isolated from bile. This is probably the first case of its kind to be reported from Manipal, Karnataka, South India.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Candida tropicalis, Biliary candidiasis, Cholangiocarcinoma Cholangitis ,Biliary stents
Subjects: Health Sciences > KMCIC
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Surgery
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 29 May 2013 06:44
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2016 09:36
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/136152

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