An unusual case of Candida ciferrii fungemia in an immunocompromised patient with Crohn’s and Mycobacterium bovis disease

  • Hiram Villanueva-Lozano University Hospital “Dr. José E. González”, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
  • Rogelio de J. Treviño-Rangel Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
  • Cristina L. Hernández-Balboa University Hospital “Dr. José E. González”, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
  • Gloria M. González Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
  • Michel F. Martínez-Reséndez University Hospital “Dr. José E. González”, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Keywords: Candidemia, Candida ciferrii, immunosuppression, posaconazole

Abstract

We present a case report of a fungal bloodstream infection due to an unusual pathogen. This is a 30 years-old female patient diagnosed with Crohn’s disease and a disseminated Mycobacterium bovis infection subsequently complicated by fungemia due to the emergent yeast pathogen Candida ciferrii, who was unresponsive to fluconazole and made a full recovery after treatment with posaconazole. To our knowledge, this is the first report of Candida ciferrii isolation from blood in an adult associated to a central venous catheter and which was successfully treated with posaconazole.

Author Biographies

Hiram Villanueva-Lozano, University Hospital “Dr. José E. González”, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Resident of Infectology Service in University Hospital "Dr. José E. González" UANL
Rogelio de J. Treviño-Rangel, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Researcher-Professor in Microbiology Department, School of Medicine UANL
Cristina L. Hernández-Balboa, University Hospital “Dr. José E. González”, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Scientific assistant in Infectology Service, University Hospital "Dr. José E. González" UANL
Gloria M. González, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Chief of Microbiology Department, School of Medicine UANL
Michel F. Martínez-Reséndez, University Hospital “Dr. José E. González”, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Professor in Infectology Service, University Hospital "Dr. José E. González" UANL
Published
2016-10-31
How to Cite
1.
Villanueva-Lozano H, Treviño-Rangel R de J, Hernández-Balboa CL, González GM, Martínez-Reséndez MF (2016) An unusual case of Candida ciferrii fungemia in an immunocompromised patient with Crohn’s and Mycobacterium bovis disease. J Infect Dev Ctries 10:1156-1158. doi: 10.3855/jidc.8228
Section
Case Reports