(Last Updated On: December 14, 2018)
Authors: A. Dewi Chandra Kirana, Andi Nurhaerani Zainuddin, Safruddin Amin, Anni Adriani, Asnawi Madjid

Abstract

Introduction: Candidiasis is an infection caused by yeast of the genus Candida, which can attack the skin, mucous membranes, nails, gastrointestinal tract, even involving some parts of the body. The most common fungi found are C. albicans, but can also be caused by other species Candida, such as C. famata. Candidiasis Cutis is found most commonly in the intertriginous area and in immunocompromised patients such as Diabetes Mellitus.

Case Summary: A case of Candidiasis cutis was reported by C. famata in a 62-year-old woman and history Diabetes Mellitus at Wahidin Sudirohusodo Hospital. Diagnosis based on history, clinical picture, direct examination using 10% KOH, gram, microbial culture, LCB and vitek examination. Patients experienced clinical improvement after treated with oral ketoconazole 200 mg once daily, topical miconazole for candidiasis and fusidic acid for pustule.

Conclusion: This case is presented for caused by a rare species C.Famata, the diagnosis was based on the clinical examination, direct KOH microscopic, gram stain, microbial culture, LCB stain, and identified by vitek.

 

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Keywords

Candidiasis cutis, C. famata, Vitek

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