Cutaneous candidiasis caused by Candida albicans in a young non-immunosuppressed patient: an unusual presentation

Enzo Palese, Maurizio Nudo, Grazia Zino, Valeria Devirgiliis, Mattia Carbotti, Eleonora Cinelli, Donatella Maria Rodio, Alessia Bressan, Carla Prezioso, Cecilia Ambrosi, Daniela Scribano, Valeria Pietropaolo, Daniela Fioriti, Vincenzo Panasiti

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Abstract

Candidiasis is a fungal infection caused by yeasts that belong to the genus Candida. There are over 20 species of Candida yeasts that can cause infection in humans, the most common of which is Candida albicans. Candida yeasts normally reside in the intestinal tract and can be found on mucous membranes and skin without causing infection. However, under immunocompromised conditions, Candida can cause significant infections in susceptible patients. Herein, we report a peculiar presentation of a C. albicans cutaneous infection in an immunocompetent young subject. This case widens our knowledge on the C. albicans infections both in terms of host susceptibility and cutaneous manifestations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2058738418781368
JournalInternational Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology
Volume32
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 9 2018

Keywords

  • Administration, Oral
  • Adult
  • Antifungal Agents/administration & dosage
  • Candida albicans/drug effects
  • Candidiasis, Cutaneous/drug therapy
  • Fluconazole/administration & dosage
  • Foot/microbiology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Microbial Sensitivity Tests

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