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Year 2019 / Volume 111 / Number 8

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The first reported case of colonic infection caused by Candida glabrata

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Rita Jiménez Rosales, Catalina Ana Belén Ayuso Carrasco, Manuel Ojeda Hinojosa,

Lower gastrointestinal tract infection caused by Candida species are rarely reported and, Candida albicans and tropicalis have been the only pathogens identified. We present the first documented case of candida colitis caused by Candida Glabrata in a 56-year-old man with a personal history of morbid obesity and bariatric surgery. The presenting symptoms were diarrhea, rectal bleeding and septic shock. Diagnosis was obtained by histological and microbiological study of the colonoscopy biopsies. Gastroenterologists should be aware of Candida as a cause of colonic infection. Fungal culture is the key to identify specific Candida species and lead to an appropriate antifungal therapy.

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