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Isolated Candida infection of the lung
Biochemistry and Microbiology
  • Yousef Shweihat, MD, Marshall University
  • James Perry, Marshall University
  • Darshana T. Shah, PhD, Marshall University
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Candida pneumonia is a rare infection of the lungs, with the majority of cases occurring secondary to hematological dissemination of Candida organisms from a distant site, usually the gastrointestinal tract or skin. We report a case of a 77-year-old male who is life-long smoker with a history of rheumatoid arthritis and polymyalgia rheumatica, but did not take immunosuppressants for those conditions. Here, we present an extremely rare case of isolated pulmonary parenchymal Candida infection in the form pulmonary nodules without evidence of systemic disease which has only been described in a few previous reports.

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Shweihat Y, Perry J, Shah D. Isolated Candida infection of the lung. Respiratory Medicine Case Reports. 2015;16:18-19.