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Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
On-line version ISSN 1678-9946
TUON, Felipe Francisco and NICODEMO, Antonio Carlos. Candida albicans skin abscess. Rev. Inst. Med. trop. S. Paulo [online]. 2006, vol.48, n.5, pp. 301-302. ISSN 1678-9946. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0036-46652006000500012.
Subcutaneous candidal abscess is a very rare infection even in immunocompromised patients. Some cases are reported when breakdown in the skin occurs, as bacterial cellulites or abscess, iatrogenic procedures, trauma and parenteral substance abuse. We describe a case of Candida albicans subcutaneous abscess without fungemia, which can be associated with central venous catheter.
Keywords : Candida albicans; Subcutaneous abscess; Fungemia.