A Subcutaneous Abscess Caused by Candida Krusei Infection: A rare Manifestation

Author(s): Adrita Ashraf, Mark Bannon, Matthew Nunley, Prashant Kaushik, Creticus Marak

Candida is considered a normal microbiota of the gastrointestinal and genitourinary systems with a tendency for an invasive disease if the predisposing conditions exist. Mucocutaneous manifestations of Candida infection include the commonly encountered oropharyngeal thrush, vulvovaginitis, balanitis, intertrigo, paronychia, diaper dermatitis, and the rare chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis. Subcutaneous abscess due to Candida (albicans and non-albicans) is rare, with the literature available only in case reports. We report the first case of a subcutaneous perineal abscess due to C. krusie in a patient with poorly controlled diabetes without immune compromised conditions or a hematologic malignancy.

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