Candida Glabrata Sepsis Secondary to Oral Colonization in Bone Marrow Transplantation

Med Mycol. 2004 Oct;42(5):479-81. doi: 10.1080/13693780410001731574.


Candida glabrata has emerged as a common cause of fungal sepsis in bone marrow transplant patients, particularly those receiving fluconazole prophylaxis. Colonization of the lower GI tract and indwelling catheters have been thought to be the primary sources of systemic infection with Candida. We report on a bone marrow transplant patient who developed Candida glabrata sepsis from pre-existing oral colonization.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Bone Marrow Transplantation / adverse effects*
  • Candida glabrata / isolation & purification
  • Candida glabrata / pathogenicity*
  • Candidiasis, Oral / microbiology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mouth / microbiology*
  • Sepsis / microbiology*