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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 116-118

Candida tropicalis, an uncommon cause of pancreatic abscess: A case report

1 Department of Microbiology, M. S. Ramaiah Medical College, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Microbiology, M. S. Ramaiah Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Beena Hemanth
Department of Microbiology M. S. Ramaiah Medical College, MSR Nagar, MSRIT Post,
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2349-4220.172894

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Candida is a ubiquitous fungus and can lead to various forms of infection like superficial, subcutaneous, and systemic-to-invasive infection. There are more than 20 species of Candida which can cause infection; of which, Candida albicans is the most common species. Candida can also cause deep-seated infection that can be due to hematogenous spread or through the direct introduction. Here, we report a rare case of pancreatic abscess in a 32-year-old male patient presenting with abdominal pain and fever. The pus aspirated from the abscess yielded the growth of Candida tropicalis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The patient was started on fluconazole and imipenem along with surgical necrosectomy. The patient recovered with subsidence of fever and abdominal pain.

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