Candidemia in an Immunocompromised Patient

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Candidemia in an Immunocompromised Patient

June 23, 2022 Medical Science 0

Symptoms of rhabdomyolysis and subsequently acute renal damage were evident in an immunocompromised patient with a documented history of cerebrovascular accident (CVA), long-lasting right-sided hemiparesis, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and hypertension (AKI). Guillain Barre syndrome subsequently struck him.

Plasmapheresis was initially performed after haemodialysis. Following hemodialysis, the patient experienced many episodes of vomiting as well as limb weakness. On Day 6, a bloodstream infection with Candida kefyr and a urinary tract infection with Enterococcus faecalis were detected. A culture revealed the growth of Enterococcus faecalis. We describe a severe case of C. kefyr bloodstream infection. The patient made a full recovery and was successfully released with ongoing follow-up for the next six months.

Author(s) Details:

Lakshmi Jyothi,
Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India.

Naveen P. Reddy,
General Medicine, Mediciti Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India.

Shazia Naaz,
Microbiology, Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) Medical College & Hospital, Sananthnagar, Hyderabad, India.

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