Trichosporon asahii, a non-Candida yeast that caused fatal septic shock in a patient without cancer or neutropenia.

J. R. Ebright, M. R. Fairfax, J. A. Vazquez

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Trichosporon asahii (formerly Trichosporon beigelii) is an emerging fungal pathogen seen particularly in immunologically compromised patients. There are now approximately 100 reported cases of hematogenously disseminated infections with this life-threatening yeast, and no effective antifungal therapy is available. The present case is unusual because the patient did not have neutropenia or evidence of a malignancy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E28-30
JournalClinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2001
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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