Candida Dubliniensis Fungemia: The First Four Cases in North America

Emerg Infect Dis. Jan-Feb 2000;6(1):46-9. doi: 10.3201/eid0601.000108.


We report the first four North American cases of Candida dubliniensis fungemia, including the first isolation of this organism from the bloodstream of an HIV-infected person. All isolates were susceptible in vitro to commonly used antifungal drugs. This report demonstrates that C. dubliniensis can cause bloodstream infection; however, the incidence of disease is not known.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Candida / drug effects
  • Candida / isolation & purification*
  • Female
  • Fungemia / microbiology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Microbial Sensitivity Tests