Korean J Med.  2013 Mar;84(3):452-456. 10.3904/kjm.2013.84.3.452.

A Septic Abortion Caused by Candida glabrata Chorioamnionitis Following in Vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transfer

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  • 1Department of Infectious Diseases, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. thanks1126@paran.com

Abstract

Candida glabrata is a yeast that commensally colonizes the upper cervix and vagina and has low pathogenicity in immunocompetent hosts. Here we report a case of C. glabrata chorioamnionitis and septic abortion following in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF-ET). This case suggests that infection in the upper vagina and cervix should be considered prior to having IVF-ET. We encountered a rare case of C. glabrata chorioamnionitis and septic abortion; therefore, we report this case with a review of the literature.

Keyword

Candida glabrata; Chorioamnionitis; Embryo transfer

MeSH Terms

Abortion, Septic
Candida
Candida glabrata
Cervix Uteri
Chorioamnionitis
Colon
Embryo Transfer
Embryonic Structures
Female
Fertilization in Vitro
Pregnancy
Vagina
Yeasts
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