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Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e3181debcac
Review Articles

Candida albicans Skin Abscess in a Heart Transplant Recipient: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Florescu, Diana F. MD*; Brostrom, Sara E. MD†; Dumitru, Ioana MD‡; Kalil, Andre C. MD*

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Abstract

We describe the first case of a Candida albicans subcutaneous abscess in a heart transplant recipient. The patient had several risk factors for fungal infections (long-term immunosuppressive medication, uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, and chronic antibiotic treatment). He was successfully treated with abscess aspiration and oral fluconazole. We want to raise the awareness of Candida cellulitis and abscess in transplant patients who do not respond to antibiotic therapy.

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