Disseminated Candida glabrata: report of a uniquely severe infection and a literature review

Am J Clin Pathol. 1983 Nov;80(5):724-7. doi: 10.1093/ajcp/80.5.724.


The autopsy of an immunosuppressed patient with diabetes died of Candida glabrata sepsis revealed widely disseminated infection. There was invasion of previously viable tissue, including cardiac microabscesses, a feature not previously reported for this organism. The pathology, clinical features, and methods of diagnosing C. glabrata infections are reviewed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abscess / etiology
  • Abscess / pathology
  • Candidiasis / microbiology
  • Candidiasis / pathology*
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / complications
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Immunosuppressive Agents
  • Intestinal Obstruction / surgery
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Complications / pathology
  • Sepsis / microbiology


  • Immunosuppressive Agents