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Invasive Candida tropicalis Infection Caused by Catheter Biofilm in a Patient with Tongue Cancer

  • Cicero Pinheiro Inácio
  • Paulo Sérgio Ramos de Araújo
  • Fabio André Brayner
  • Luiz Carlos Alves
  • Dyana Leal Veras
  • Rejane Pereira NevesEmail author
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Abstract

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.

Keywords

Biofilm Cancer Candida Invasive infection Scanning electron microscope 

Notes

Author’s Contribution

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.

Funding

The present study was supported by Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq-Brazil).

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare there are no conflicts of interest in relation to this work.

Copyright information

© Springer Nature B.V. 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departamento de MicologiaUniversidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE)RecifeBrazil
  2. 2.Centro de Pesquisas Aggeu Magalhães-CPqAM/FIOCRUZRecifeBrazil

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