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A vascular graft infection nightmare secondary to Candida albicans

Zainulabid, Ummu Afeera and Kamil, Muhammad Khidhir and Ramzah, Fatin Farahani and Lee, Chen Dar and Basir, Ani Anisa and Md Idris, Mohamad Azim and Safri, Lenny Suryani and Kori, Najma and Periyasamy, Petrick (2023) A vascular graft infection nightmare secondary to Candida albicans. In: 33 rd European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases - ECCMID 2023, 15-18 April 2023, Copenhagen, Denmark. (Unpublished)

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Femoral-femoral bypass surgery involves creating a bypass around a blocked or narrowed section of the femoral artery, which is a major blood vessel in the leg. During the procedure, a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) graft, which is a synthetic material commonly used in bypass surgery, is sewn into place to redirect the flow of blood around the blocked area. However, in some cases, the PTFE graft may become infected after surgery, leading to a potentially serious complication. In this case report, we present the case of a patient who developed a Candida albicans infection in a femoral-femoral bypass using a PTFE graft. This rare but serious complication required urgent surgical intervention and long-term antifungal treatment.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Uncontrolled Keywords: vascular graft infection; Candida albicans
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC111 Infectious and Parasitic Diseases
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Internal Medicine
Depositing User: Asst. Dr. Ummu Afeera Zainulabid
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2023 10:56
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2023 10:56
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/105602

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