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Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 147-148

Candida Sepsis Following Transcervical Chorionic Villi Sampling

1Infectious Diseases, Bnai Zion Medical Center, PO Box 4940, 47 Golomb St., Haifa 31048, Israel
2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Haifa, Israel

Received 31 May 2000; Accepted 1 May 2001

Copyright © 2001 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. 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.


Background: The use of invasive devices and broad spectrum antibiotics has increased the rate of candidal superinfections.Candida sepsis associated with pregnancy is rare. Candida sepsis following chorionic villi sampling (CVS) has never been reported.

Case: A 31-year-old pregnant woman presented with signs of sepsis one day after undergoing transcervical CVS. Blood culture and curettage material yielded C. albicans. She was treated with 400 mg of fluconazole daily for 4 weeks and completely recovered.

Conclusion: Candida sepsis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of sepsis following CVS.