Isolated pulmonary candidiasis in a patient with diabetes mellitus: A rare case report.

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Isolated pulmonary candidiasis in a patient with diabetes mellitus: A rare case report.

Adv Biomed Res. 2016;5:146

Authors: Hakamifard A, Khorvash F, Raisi A

Abstract
Fungal infections are as a cause of morbidity and mortality in immunocompromise patients. Because the respiratory tract is colonized with Candida, the presence of this agent in respiratory specimens makes the diagnosis of Candida pneumonia problematic. Candida pneumonia is a rare infection, and the majority of cases are secondary to hematogenous dissemination. Furthermore isolated Candida pneumonia originating from endotracheal inoculation is an extremely rare entity. We describe a case of isolated pulmonary candidiasis in the form multiple nodular lesions in a patient with long-term history of diabetes mellitus without evidence of fungemia or systemic involvement who responded to antifungal therapy.

PMID: 27656615 [PubMed]