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Disseminated Trichosporon asahii Fungemia in a Patient With Hypereosinophilic Syndrome

Vazquez, Jose A. MD; Santos, Delfin MD; Zawawi, Ahmad MD

Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice: November 2010 - Volume 18 - Issue 6 - p 404-405
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e3181d652ab
Case Reports

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.

From the Henry Ford Hospital, Wayne State University School of Medicine; and Crittendon Hospital, Rochester Hills, MI.

Correspondence to: Jose A. Vazquez, MD, Division of Infectious Diseases, Henry Ford Hospital, 2799 W Grand Blvd, CFP 202, Detroit, MI 48202. E-mail:

The authors have no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose.

© 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.