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A 70-year-old woman is found to have persistent ...

Candida albicans

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Indwelling IV catheters is a common cause of disseminated candidiasis and it is due to adherence of the yeast to the catheters.

Remember that disseminated infection may also result in patients with neutropenia

CMI dysfunction (AIDS, SCID) predisposes to mucocutaneous NOT disseminated infections