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First case report of bloodstream infection due to a Candida species closely related to the novel species Candida pseudorugosa

First case report of bloodstream infection due to a Candida species closely related to the novel species Candida pseudorugosa

Journal of Clinical Microbiology 50(6): 2165-2169

ISSN/ISBN: 0095-1137

PMID: 22461681

DOI: 10.1128/jcm.00167-12

Candida pseudorugosa is a novel species closely related to Candida rugosa for which only one case has been reported. We report the first case of a bloodstream infection in humans caused by a Candida sp. closely related to C. pseudorugosa. We contribute evidence to show this organism as a potential human pathogen that may be misidentified by conventional methods, also pointing out its lower sensitivity to azoles and other antifungal agents.

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