Candida dubliniensis spondylodiscitis in an immunocompetent patient. Case report and review of the literature☆

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Oksi, Jarmo ; Finnilä, Taru ; Hohenthal, Ulla ; Rantakokko-Jalava, Kaisu (2013)
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Journal: Medical Mycology Case Reports, volume 3, pages 4-7 (issn: 2211-7539, eissn: 2211-7539)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3930959, doi: 10.1016/j.mmcr.2013.11.001
  • Subject: Invasive fungal disease | Candida spp. | Vertebral osteomyelitis | Candida dubliniensis | Spondylodiscitis | Article

We describe what appears to be the first case of spondylodiscitis due to Candida dubliniensis. Our case adds to the current literature of the importance of C. dubliniensis as a cause of fungemia and subsequent deep seated infections. It highlights the importance of taking fungal as well as bacterial culture from biopsy specimens in patients with spondylodiscitis. We also review the literature covering the reported cases of Candida spondylodiscitis, which amount to about 100 over the last 5 decades.
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