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Bilateral chronic fungal dacryocystitis caused by Candida dubliniensis in a neutropenic patient


In recent years, candida species other than Candida albicans have emerged as causes of human candidiasis, particularly in HIV-infected and other immunocompromised people. C dubliniensis, a recently described species closely related to C albicans, first isolated from patients with AIDS in Dublin, has been implicated as an agent of oral candidiasis in HIV-positive people. However, it has also been recovered from HIV-negative people, with clinical signs of oral candidiasis and from the genital tract of some women with vaginitis. The first case of bilateral chronic fungal dacryocystitis caused by C dubliniensis is described in an HIV-negative woman.

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