A Case of Disseminated Candidiasis Presenting with Subcutaneous Nodules

Hye Jin Chung, Ju Hee Lee, Kwang Hoon Lee

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Abstract

Systemic candidiasis is a fatal fungal infection and its diagnosis is often difficult because Candida organism may be cultured from blood specimens in only 25% of the patients. The triad of systemic candidiasis is fever, papular rash, and diffuse muscle tenderness. Therefore, the recognition of the characteristic cutaneous lesions of disseminated candidiasis allows earlier diagnosis and treatment. The cutaneous lesion usually consists of red or purpuric papules, some with pale centers, abscess, necrotic lesion, hemorrhage and skin lesion mimicking ecthyma gangrenosum. We report a rare case of disseminated candidiasis presented as multiple subcutaneous nodule-typed skin lesions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-193
Number of pages5
JournalKorean Journal of Medical Mycology
Volume8
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Dec 1

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  • Infectious Diseases

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