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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2016, Article ID 4737321, 4 pages
Case Report

Candida glabrata Pneumonia in a Patient with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

1Department of Chest Disease, Adnan Menderes University, Aydın, Turkey
2Department of Chest Disease, Karabuk University, Karabuk, Turkey
3Department of Chest Disease, Karabuk University Training and Research Hospital, Karabuk, Turkey
4Department of Infectious Diseases, İstanbul Medipol University, İstanbul, Turkey
5Department of Family Medicine, Karabuk University, Karabuk, Turkey

Received 18 June 2016; Revised 21 September 2016; Accepted 16 October 2016

Academic Editor: Sandeep Dogra

Copyright © 2016 Onur Yazici et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Pneumonia remains an important cause of morbidity and mortality among infectious diseases. Streptococcus pneumoniae and viruses are the most common cause of pneumonia. Candidiasis in such patients has been associated with haemodialysis, fungal colonization, exposure to broad-spectrum antibiotics, intensive care unit (ICU) hospitalization, and immunocompromised patients. The most common cause of infection is C. albicans. The case presented here is of a 66-year-old male patient diagnosed with C. glabrata. The patient suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.