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J Clin Microbiol. 2010 Dec;48(12):4677-9. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01447-10. Epub 2010 Sep 29.

Candida bracarensis bloodstream infection in an immunocompromised patient.

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  • 1Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, and Division of Microbiology, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


Candida bracarensis is a recently described Candida species which is phenotypically similar to Candida glabrata. A case of C. bracarensis bloodstream infection in a bone marrow transplant patient is described and confirms this organism as an opportunistic human pathogen. The organism can be distinguished from C. glabrata by its white color on CHROMagar and by DNA sequence analysis using D1/D2 and internal transcribed spacer (ITS) primers.

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