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.

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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 Candidatropicalis was the sole pathogen isolated from bile. This is probably the first case of its kind to be reported from Manipal, Karnataka,SouthIndia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Candida tropicalis; Biliary candidiasis; Cholangiocarcinoma; Cholangitis; Biliary stents;
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Microbiology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Surgery
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 17 May 2013 04:09
Last Modified: 17 May 2013 04:09
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/95026

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