Candida parapsilosis infection in a non-healing skin ulcer

AUTHORS : Das Angshurekha1 , Barua Purnima2 , Patir Jayanta3 , Shivaprakash RM4
DOI No. : 10.31741/ijhrmlp.v4.i2.2018.25
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Candida parapsilosis is an emerging major human pathogen that has dramatically increased in significance and prevalence over the past two decades, such that C. parapsilosis is now one of the leading causes of invasive candidal disease. It has also become a significant cause of sepsis, wound and tissue infection in immune- compromised individuals such as AIDS patients and surgical patients, particularly those having surgery of the gastrointestinal tract, are at high risk for infection with Cparapsilosis.Unlike other species of Candida, C parapsilosis is not an obligate human pathogen and has been isolated from a variety of non-human sources. Here we report a case of non- healing skin ulcer caused by Candida parapsilosis in a patient of chronic hepatitis.

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