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Candida tropicalis cellulitis in a patient with cirrhosis, well-controlled HIV and diabetes
  1. Andrea Gutiérrez Villanueva,
  2. Alberto Díaz de Santiago,
  3. Fernanado Martínez Vera and
  4. Sara De la Fuente Moral
  1. HIV Infection Unit, Internal Medicine Department, Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro Majadahonda, Majadahonda, Spain
  1. Correspondence to Dr Alberto Díaz de Santiago; ddsalbertorubio{at}


We present the case of a patient with multiple comorbidities, including cirrhosis, poorly controlled diabetes mellitus and HIV infection, who was diagnosed with skin and soft-tissue infection of right lower limb. Outcome was poor after prescribing standard antibiotic therapy, and we finally obtained isolation of Candida tropicalis in cultures of infected tissue. The patient’s condition improved after antifungal treatment was started, and he could be discharged with oral therapy. Here, we report the literature’s first case of cellulitis provoked by C. tropicalis in a patient with cirrhosis.

  • infectious diseases
  • HIV / AIDS
  • infections

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  • Contributors AGV: main author, review of the topic, writer of the article, treatment of patients. ADdS: director of the article, team leader. FMV: treatment of patients, literature review. SDlFM: treatment of patients.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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