A rare case of facial Candida albicans cellulitis in an uncontrolled diabetic patient

Om Sub Kwak, Mi Il Kang, Jeong Bae Kim, Min Wook Kim, Young Keun Kim

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Abstract

Facial cellulitis is defined as infections or inflammation of the skin or connective tissue in orbital, periorbital area and cheeks, and is known to be caused mainly by bacterial infections, for which treatment with proper antibiotics and incision and drainage are necessary. Candidal cellulitis is a rare disease and only two cases have been reported in the world to our knowledge. Candidal facial cellulitis is a non-haematogenous, deep-seated infection and we should figure out for known risk factors of candidal colonisation or overgrowth and possible routes of infection for candidiasis. We report one case of facial cellulitis caused by Candida albicans in an uncontrolled diabetic woman aged 50.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)379-381
Number of pages3
JournalMycoses
Volume52
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jul

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology
  • Infectious Diseases

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