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a species occasionally associated with candidiasis.
Candida tropicalis var tropicalisA fungus that is an opportunistic pathogen in patients with impaired innate immunity, bone marrow transplantation or neoplasia, especially associated with surgery or indwelling devices, and accompanied by multidrug resistance.
Endocarditis, meningitis, osteomyelitis, pneumonia, spondylodiscitis, rupture of hollow organs (e.g., stomach, bladder).
7. Candida tropicalis.
Can·di·da tro·pi·ca·lis(kan'di-dă trop-i-kā'lis)
A yeast species occasionally associated with candidiasis.
A Candida species that, unlike C. albicans, does not produce germ tubes and does not hydrolyze urea. It is responsible for bloodborne infections in patients with diabetes mellitus, leukemias and lymphomas.
See also: Candida