[Isolation of Candida spp. from ascites in cirrhotic patients].

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[Isolation of Candida spp. from ascites in cirrhotic patients].

Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin. 2015 Jul 17;

Authors: Saludes P, Araguás C, Sánchez-Delgado J, Dalmau B, Font B

Abstract
The isolation of Candida spp. in ascites of cirrhotic patients is an uncommon situation in clinical practice. Factors that have been associated with increased susceptibility to primary fungal peritonitis are exposure to broad-spectrum antibiotics and immunosuppression, a typical situation of these patients. We report seven episodes of Candida spp. isolation in ascites of cirrhotic patients detected in our hospital during the past 15years.

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