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Candida lusitaniae

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Kingdom  Fungi
Subphylum  Saccharomycotina
Family  Saccharomycetaceae
Scientific name  Candida lusitaniae
Rank  Species
Division  Ascomycota
Order  Saccharomycetales
Genus  Candida
Higher classification  Candida
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Similar  Issatchenkia orientalis, Candida parapsilosis, Candida tropicalis, Candida glabrata, Candida dubliniensis

Candida lusitaniae is a species of yeast in the genus Candida.

C. lusitaniae was first identified as a human pathogen in 1979.

C. lusitaniae was initially described as a rare cause of fungemia, with fewer than 30 cases reported between 1979 and 1990. However, there has been a marked increase in the number of recognized cases of candidemia due to this organism in the last two decades. Bone marrow transplantation and high-dose cytoreductive chemotherapy have both been identified as risk factors for infections with this organism. These patients are often neutropenic for extended periods of time, leaving them susceptible to bacterial and fungal infections, including Candidal infections. Some investigators have theorized that the widespread use of Amphotericin B empiric antifungal therapy selects for infections with Candida lusitaniae.

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Candida lusitaniae Wikipedia