Candidemia from an upper urinary tract infection complicated by candida endophthalmitis

Reina Suzuki, Hitoshi Kuroda, Hiroshi Matsubayashi, Akira Ishii, Fumihiko Toyoda, Alan Kawarai Lefor, Hitoshi Sugawara

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A 51-year-old Japanese woman developed candidemia as an outpatient secondary to a Candida albicans upper urinary tract infection complicated by previously undiagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus with poor glycemic control and ureterolithiasis. The patient did not have any risk factors typically associated with candidemia, such as an indwelling vascular catheter, parenteral nutrition or broad-spectrum antibiotic use. During the clinical course, her condition was complicated by unilateral candida endophthalmitis, which progressed despite the administration of systemic antifungal agents and ultimately required vitreous surgery. The etiology of candidemia in this patient and the reason she developed progressive ocular symptoms after starting antifungal treatment are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2693-2698
Number of pages6
JournalInternal Medicine
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Oct 15


  • Candida albicans
  • Candidemia
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine


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