Candida parapsilosis

Candida parapsilosis


General Information

  • Micafungin
  • Fluconazole
  • Lipid-based Amphotericin B
  • Voriconazole

Fungus - Yeast

  • Invasive infections in immunocompromised hosts and hospitalized patients, but can cause mucocutaneous disease in normal hosts (i.e. vaginitis)
  • Normally found in the GI tract and on skin
  • Often a colonizer

Superficial disease

  • Cutaneous
  • Thrush
  • Vulvovaginal candidiasis

Invasive disease

  • Candidemia
  • Line infections
  • Intra-abdominal infection
  • Surgical wound infection
  • Endocarditis
  • Infectious Disease consultation recommended in invasive infection
  • Cultures yielding Candida spp. from non-sterile sites (e.g. stool, urine, mucocutaneous sites, respiratory samples) typically do not represent infection, but rather colonization of that surface
  • Cultures yielding Candida spp. from sterile fluid (e.g. blood, CSF, peritoneum, deep tissue) almost always reflective of invasive infection