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Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo

On-line version ISSN 1678-9946

Rev. Inst. Med. trop. S. Paulo vol.38 no.3 São Paulo May/June 1996

http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0036-46651996000300006 

MICOLOGY

 

Gastrointestinal translocation as a possible source of candidemia in an AIDS patient

 

Translocação gastrointestinal como possível fonte de fungemia em paciente portador de AIDS

 

 

Arnaldo Lopes ColomboI; Maria Luiza BranchiniIII; Débora GeigerII; Ana Lucia SchimidtI; Antonio Carlos Campos PignatariI; Olga FischmanII

IDivision of Infectious Diseases from Escola Paulista de Medicina - Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
IIDivision of Celular Biology from Escola Paulista de Medicina - Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
IIIDivision of Infectious Diseases from Faculdade de Ciências Médicas - Universidade de Campinas, Campinas, SP, Brazil

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SUMMARY

Apart from cryptococcosis and histoplasmosis, which are mycoses contained by T cell-mediated mechanisms of host defense, fungemia is rarely found in AIDS patients. The frequency of fungemia due to Candida spp. has been reported to be as low as 1 %. We report a non-neutropenic AIDS patient who presented a candidemia which probably arose from her gastrointestinal tract.

Keywords: Fungemia; AIDS; Candidiasis.


RESUMO

Diferente de histoplasmose e criptococose, doenças fúngicas associadas a depressão da imunidade celular, fungemia causada por Candida spp. tem sido raramente relatada em pacientes com AIDS. O presente relato ilustra um caso de candidemia em paciente não neutropênico portador de AIDS, cuja origem parece ter sido via translocação através do trato gastrointestinal.


 

 

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Correspondence to:
Arnaldo Lopes Colombo, MD
Division of Infectious Diseases/Escola Paulista de Medicina - UNIFESP
Rua Botucatu 740
04023-062 São Paulo, SP, Brazil
FAX: (5511) 549-2127, PHONE: (5511)572-6348

Recebido para publicação em 13/09/1995.
Aceito para publicação em 27/06/1996.

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