Could Candida dubliniensis be involved in lung fungal balls?

KALKANCI A. , KÖKTÜRK N. , ŞENOL E. , ACAR K. , Guzel O., SANCAK B., ...More

Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia, vol.22, no.3, pp.157-159, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s1130-1406(05)70030-9
  • Title of Journal : Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia
  • Page Numbers: pp.157-159


We describe a case of cavitary pneumonia due to Candida dubliniensis along with fungemia due to Candida kefyr in a leukemic patient. This is the first case of C. dubliniensis isolated in our laboratory. The identification was performed by phenotypic and molecular methods such as thermotolerance test, carbohydrate fermentation and polymerase chain reaction. ©2005 Revista Iberoamericana de Micología.