Candidiasis is a fungal infection caused by yeasts that belong to the genus Candida. There are over 20 species of Candida yeasts that can cause infection in humans, the most common of which is Candida albicans. Candida yeasts normally reside in the intestinal tract and can be found on mucous membranes and skin without causing infection. However, under immunocompromised conditions, Candida can cause significant infections in susceptible patients. Herein, we report a peculiar presentation of a C. albicans cutaneous infection in an immunocompetent young subject. This case widens our knowledge on the C. albicans infections both in terms of host susceptibility and cutaneous manifestations.

Cutaneous candidiasis caused by Candida albicans in a young non-immunosuppressed patient: an unusual presentation / Palese, E.; Nudo, M.; Zino, Grazia; Devirgiliis, V.; Carbotti, M.; Cinelli, E.; Rodio, D. M.; Bressan, A.; Prezioso, C.; Ambrosi, C.; Scribano, D.; Pietropaolo, V.; Fioriti, D.; Panasiti, V.. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF IMMUNOPATHOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY. - ISSN 0394-6320. - 32:(2018), pp. 1-4. [10.1177/2058738418781368]

Cutaneous candidiasis caused by Candida albicans in a young non-immunosuppressed patient: an unusual presentation

Palese E.;Devirgiliis V.;Rodio D. M.;Prezioso C.;Scribano D.;Pietropaolo V.
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Fioriti D.;Panasiti V.
2018

Abstract

Candidiasis is a fungal infection caused by yeasts that belong to the genus Candida. There are over 20 species of Candida yeasts that can cause infection in humans, the most common of which is Candida albicans. Candida yeasts normally reside in the intestinal tract and can be found on mucous membranes and skin without causing infection. However, under immunocompromised conditions, Candida can cause significant infections in susceptible patients. Herein, we report a peculiar presentation of a C. albicans cutaneous infection in an immunocompetent young subject. This case widens our knowledge on the C. albicans infections both in terms of host susceptibility and cutaneous manifestations.
candida albicans; cutaneous candidiasis; mycotic infection; administration; oral; adult; antifungal agents; candida albicans; candidiasis; cutaneous; fluconazole; foot; humans; male; microbial sensitivity tests
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Cutaneous candidiasis caused by Candida albicans in a young non-immunosuppressed patient: an unusual presentation / Palese, E.; Nudo, M.; Zino, Grazia; Devirgiliis, V.; Carbotti, M.; Cinelli, E.; Rodio, D. M.; Bressan, A.; Prezioso, C.; Ambrosi, C.; Scribano, D.; Pietropaolo, V.; Fioriti, D.; Panasiti, V.. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF IMMUNOPATHOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY. - ISSN 0394-6320. - 32:(2018), pp. 1-4. [10.1177/2058738418781368]
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