Disseminated trichosporon asahii fungemia in a patient with hypereosinophilic syndrome

Jose A. Vazquez, Delfin Santos, Ahmad Zawawi

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Abstract

Non-Candida yeast have emerged as important causes of disseminated infection in compromised hosts. Invasive trichosporonosis is generally seen in severely immunocompromised patients, especially in neutropenic patients, in stem cell or solid organ transplant recipients, or in patients with underlying malignancy. We report a case of disseminated Trichosporon asahii infection in a patient whose only risk factor was low-dose but long-term oral corticosteroid use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)404-405
Number of pages2
JournalInfectious Diseases in Clinical Practice
Volume18
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Trichosporon asahii fungemia
  • hypereosinophilic syndrome
  • steroids
  • yeast infections

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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