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

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

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

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