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Tue, 16.04.24

CASE COMMUNICATION

IMAJ | volume 24

Journal 11, November 2022
pages: 781-782

A 47-year-old Liver and Kidney Transplant Patient with Candida Pneumonia

1 Medicine E, Rabin Medical Center (Beilinson Campus), Petah Tikva, Israel 2 Infectious Diseases, Rabin Medical Center (Beilinson Campus), Petah Tikva, Israel 3 Thoracic Surgery, Rabin Medical Center (Beilinson Campus), Petah Tikva, Israel 4 General Intensive Care, Rabin Medical Center (Beilinson Campus), Petah Tikva, Israel 5 Liver Institute, Rabin Medical Center (Beilinson Campus), Petah Tikva, Israel 6 Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Summary

Candida species inhabit the gastrointestinal tract. Isolation of Candida from the respiratory tract has been found and reflects colonization, particularly among mechanically ventilated patients [1]. However, the existence of candida as a respiratory pathogen was previously doubted. Candida pneumonia is a rare and challenging-to-diagnose entity. We present a histopathologically confirmed case of necrotizing Candida pneumonia and lung abscess in a solid organ transplant recipient.

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