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Case Report

Brain abscess by Candida tropicalis-A rare Case Report from India

Malhotra S*, Sharma S, Bhatia NJK and Hans C

Department of Microbiology, PGIMER and associated Dr RML Hospital New Delhi, India

*Corresponding Author:
Malhotra S
Department of Microbiology
PGIMER and associated Dr RML Hospital New Delhi, India
Tel: 7428177617
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: April 10, 2014; Accepted Date: July 14, 2014; Published Date: July 16, 2014

Citation: Malhotra S, Sharma S, Bhatia NJK, Hans C (2014) Brain abscess by Candida tropicalis-A rare Case Report from India. J Med Microb Diagn 3:145. doi: 10.4172/2161-0703.1000145

Copyright: 2014 Malhotra S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Fungal brain abscess is a rare entity especially in an immune competent host. Here we report a rare case of Candida brain abscess in a 19 year old immune competent patient. The diagnosis was made by CT scan of brain and confirmed by microbiological culture. The patient did not respond to surgical intervention and antimicrobial therapy and succumbed to his illness.

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