Published: 2018-02-22

A rare case of submandibular abscess due to candida dubliniensis in a known patient of chronic kidney disease

Mousumi Kilikdar, Divya S. Shekokar, Nitin A. Ambhore


Candida infection of salivary gland is extremely rare and a submandibular gland infection with Candida dubliniensis in an immunocompetent patient has, to the best of our knowledge, never been described before. Diagnosis was based on isolation of Candida dubliniensis in pure culture from abscess pus. Combination of a local drainage and intravenous fluconazole proved to be an efficient therapeutic strategy.


Candida dubliniensis, Submandibular gland infection

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