Candida tropicalis in a case of cholangiocarcinoma with cholangitis at a tertiary care hospital in Manipal

Mamatha Ballal, Rituparna Chakraborty, Siddhartha Bhandary, P. Sampath Kumar

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

Biliary candidiasis is increasing in the hospitalized immunosuppressed individuals. Placement of biliary stents in the cancer patients with obstructive jaundice has been found to be an important factor associated with infectious complications. Positive fungal cultures from bile should not be ignored as mere contamination but should be considered when prescribing treatment for the immunosuppressed with recurrent cholangitis or receiving long-term antibiotic therapy. Here,we report a case of cholangiocarcinoma with cholangitis where Candida tropicalis was the sole pathogen isolated from bile. This is probably the first case of its kind to be reported from Manipal, Karnataka, South India.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-97
Number of pages3
JournalMedical Mycology Case Reports
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20-05-2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Candida tropicalis in a case of cholangiocarcinoma with cholangitis at a tertiary care hospital in Manipal'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this