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Candida parapsilosis infection following the electrosurgery procedure
Article first published online: 30 JAN 2011
© 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 24, Issue 1, pages 131–133, January/February 2011
How to Cite
Pietrzak, A., Janowski, K., Chodorowska, G., Trela, K., Szymanek, M. and Krasowska, D. (2011), Candida parapsilosis infection following the electrosurgery procedure. Dermatologic Therapy, 24: 131–133. doi: 10.1111/j.1529-8019.2010.01386.x
- Issue published online: 30 JAN 2011
- Article first published online: 30 JAN 2011
- Candida parapsilosis;
- electrocoagulation complications;
- iatrogenic infection
Subcutaneous mycoses are fungal infections that predominantly affect the dermis and subcutaneous tissue. The most common pathogen responsible for these infections is Candida albicans; however, another yeast from this group, Candida parapsilosis, becomes the cause of increasing numbers of mycotic infections. Recent reports suggested that this microorganism may be particularly resistant to disinfectants, which can facilitate its spread through the medical staff, instruments, and biomaterial. We report a case of a patient in whom a C. parapsilosis infection occurred as a complication following a minor electrocoagulation procedure. Because all obtained laboratory findings were nonspecific, the infection could be properly diagnosed only through cultures from the skin lesion.