Invasive Candida tropicalis Infection Caused by Catheter Biofilm in a Patient with Tongue Cancer
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Systemic infections due to Candida tropicalis are conditions which can frequently lead to death. The aim of this report is to describe the features of C. tropicalis biofilm in a patient with catheter-associated fungemia.
KeywordsBiofilm Cancer Candida Invasive infection Scanning electron microscope
CP Inácio, PSR Araújo, and RP Neves are involved in drafting the manuscript, literature review, and laboratory work. DL Veras, FA Brayner and LC Alves are involved in laboratory work and data analysis.
The present study was supported by Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq-Brazil).
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The authors declare there are no conflicts of interest in relation to this work.