Annales de Biologie Clinique


Psoas abscess due to Candida tropicalis: a case report Volume 76, issue 5, Septembre-Octobre 2018


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1 Laboratoire d’analyses médicales, Hôpital militaire, Guelmim, Maroc
2 Service de radiologie, Hôpital militaire, Guelmim, Maroc
3 Laboratoire de microbiologie, Hôpital militaire Avicenne, Marrakech, Maroc
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Psoas abscess is a rare infection, difficult to diagnose, which can be primary or secondary, it is often caused by a bacterial micro-organism (Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli), and in rare cases by a fungal micro-organism (Candida). We report an exceptional case of Candida tropicalis psoas abscess in a 52-year-old man with no history of pathology who had inflammatory lower back pain with fever and general deterioration. The biological assessment showed a renal insufficiency and a biological inflammatory syndrome, a computed tomography made in urgency was in favor of a psoas abscess. The bacteriological study of percutaneous drainage product allowed to isolate Candida tropicalis.