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J Korean Neurol Assoc. 2003 Jun;21(3):297-299. Korean. Case Report.
Sung I , Kwon OY , Kang H , Park KJ , Choi NC , Lim BH .
Department of Neurology, Gyeongsang National University College of Medicine, Korea.
Gyeongsang Institute of Health science, Gyeongsang National University, Korea.

Candida species is an uncommon pathogen and usually causes meningitis as a nosocomial infection. We report a case where a ventriculoperitoneal shunt was placed in a 72-year-old woman with hydrocephalus. Three months later, the patient was referred to the department of neurology due to fever and drowsiness. Candida parapsilosis was cultured in the cerebrospinal fluid as the causative agent of meningitis. Candida species should be considered as a pathogen when meningitis is present in severely ill patients with ventriculoperitoneal shunts.

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