Urinary Tract Infection with Candida glabrata in a Patient with Spinal Cord Injury

  • Monireh Rahimkhani Mail Department of Lab Medical Sciences, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Mostafa Saberian Department of Lab Medical Sciences, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Alireza Mordadi Department of Lab Medical Sciences, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Sajad Varmazyar Department of Lab Medical Sciences, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Ali Tavakoli Department of Lab Medical Sciences, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Keywords:
Candida glabrata, Urinary tract infection, Spinal cord injury

Abstract

Candida glabrata was thought to be a primarily non-pathogenic organism. However, with the ever-increasing population of immunocompromised individuals, it is considered to be an opportunistic pathogen. Patients with spinal cord injuries often using a long-term urinary catheter and are high risk for Urinary Tract Infections. This case report describes a patient with spinal cord injury (thoracic region) with a pure culture of Candida glabrata in a urine sample.

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Published
2015-10-06
How to Cite
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Rahimkhani M, Saberian M, Mordadi A, Varmazyar S, Tavakoli A. Urinary Tract Infection with Candida glabrata in a Patient with Spinal Cord Injury. Acta Med Iran. 53(8):516-517.
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Case Report(s)