Candida tropicalis in human disease

  title={Candida tropicalis in human disease},
  author={Louis Yi Ann Chai and D. Denning and P. Warn},
  journal={Critical Reviews in Microbiology},
  pages={282 - 298}
  • Louis Yi Ann Chai, D. Denning, P. Warn
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Critical Reviews in Microbiology
  • Candida tropicalis is one of the more common Candida causing human disease in tropical countries; the frequency of invasive disease varies by geography causing 3–66% of candidaemia. C. tropicalis is taxonomically close to C. albicans and shares many pathogenic traits. C. tropicalis is particularly virulent in neutropenic hosts commonly with hematogenous seeding to peripheral organs. For candidaemia and invasive candidiasis amphotericin B or an echinocandin are recommended as first-line… CONTINUE READING
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