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Caspofungin irrigation through percutaneous calicostomy catheter combined with oral flucytosine to treat fluconazole-resistant symptomatic candiduria

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Candiduria may be a marker of serious fungal infections such as pyelonephritis. With the exception of fluconazole and flucytosine, antifungals drugs are not excreted into the urine as active drugs, making the management of infection due to fluconazole-resistant Candida difficult. We report a case of recurrent Candida parapsilosis candiduria in a kidney transplant recipient suffering from chronic ureteral obstruction requiring permanent ureteral catheterization (double-J stent). Attempts to remove the stent led to pyelonephritis episodes during which only Candida was isolated from the urine. Following several courses of azole-based therapy, the causative agent became resistant to fluconazole. Clinical and mycological cure were obtained combining irrigations of caspofungin through a percutaneous calicostomy catheter and oral flucytosine. This strategy may represent an interesting therapeutic alternative in case of fluconazole-resistant symptomatic candiduria.
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hal-03962337 , version 1 (30-01-2023)

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H. Garcia, Juliette Guitard, J. Peltier, M. Tligui, S. Benbouzid, et al.. Caspofungin irrigation through percutaneous calicostomy catheter combined with oral flucytosine to treat fluconazole-resistant symptomatic candiduria. Journal of Medical Mycology = Journal de Mycologie Médicale, 2015, 25 (1), pp.87-90. ⟨10.1016/j.mycmed.2014.12.003⟩. ⟨hal-03962337⟩
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