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

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

Abstracts

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.

Fungemia; AIDS; Candidiasis


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.

Fungemia; AIDS; Candidiasis


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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Recebido para publicação em 13/09/1995.

Aceito para publicação em 27/06/1996.

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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

Publication Dates

  • Publication in this collection
    22 Sept 2006
  • Date of issue
    June 1996

History

  • Accepted
    27 June 1996
  • Received
    13 Sept 1995
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