Pulmonary candidiasis


KLIMIK JOURNAL, vol.20, no.3, pp.67-70, 2007 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Journal Name: KLIMIK JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.67-70
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Infections due to Candida spp. are seen especially in critically ill patients in intensive care units and immunocompromised patients. Candidemia is most frequently seen among the invasive Candida infections. Pulmonary candidiasis is rare. Diagnosis of pulmonary candidiasis is difficult although it is frequently considered differential diagnosis of pneumonia in immunocompromised patients and requires histopathological confirmation. The diagnostic value of Candida spp. isolation from sputum or specimens of lower respiratory tract is controversial.