Candida parapsilosis in the blood smear of an injection drug user

Liapis, Konstantinos
September 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/20/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 13, p1515
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the clinical image of peripheral-blood smear from a 33-year-old man having a history of intravenous drug use. It states that the image revealed extracellular and intracellular yeasts phagocytized by neutrophils. It mentions that in a peripheral-blood smear, candidemia only happens when fungal elements are present in high concentration and is related with high-grade infection and increased mortality.


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