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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213800/invasive-aspergillus-laryngotracheobronchitis-in-an-adult-with-primary-cns-lymphoma
#1
Mark E Barry, William Walsh Thomas, Buer Song, Natasha Mirza
Invasive aspergillosis can be difficult to diagnose, and early recognition and initiation of therapy is imperative for improving patient outcomes. A case of invasive Aspergillus laryngotracheobronchitis is presented here with a review of the relevant literature. A 58-year-old male undergoing treatment for CNS lymphoma presented with neutropenic sepsis and acute respiratory distress requiring intubation. Following extubation, he reported persistent hoarseness for 1-month duration and he was found to have pseudomembranous plaques and ulcers of the larynx, trachea, and right mainstem bronchus consistent with Aspergillus laryngotracheobronchitis...
February 17, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197828/coinfection-with-lichtheimia-corymbifera-and-aspergillus-flavus-in-an-immune-competent-patient-mimicking-as-pulmonary-renal-syndrome
#2
Ali Bin Sarwar Zubairi, Farah Idrees, Kauser Jabeen, Saima Kamal, Afia Zafar
Lichtheimia corymbifera and Aspergillus flavus pulmonary coinfection has been rarely reported in immune-competent patients. We report case of a young male who presented with clinical features of pulmonary-renal syndrome and was later diagnosed to have bilateral polymicrobial fungal lung infection.
February 14, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190203/subcutaneous-mycotic-cyst-caused-by-roussoella-percutanea-in-a-uk-renal-transplant-patient
#3
Julia A Vasant, Francesca Maggiani, Andrew M Borman
Fungi from more than 100 genera have been implicated in subcutaneous fungal infections, usually following traumatic inoculation of the etiologic agent. With the advent of molecular approaches to fungal identification and taxonomy, novel agents of subcutaneous mycoses are increasingly reported. In this manner, Roussoella percutanea, a novel species in Pleosporales, was described in 2014 from a subcutaneous mass in an immunocompetent male adult. Two additional cases involving renal transplant recipients were recently reported from patients resident in France and Germany, with several further cases discovered after analyses of historical culture collection isolates...
February 11, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154954/deep-dermatophytosis-caused-by-zoophilic-strain-of%C3%A2-trichophyton-interdigitale%C3%A2-with-successful-treatment-of-itraconazole
#4
Hsuan-An Su, Pei-Lun Sun, Wen-Wei Sung, Su-Ya Cheng, Hui-Chin Chang, Jen-Hung Yang, Yu-Ping Hsiao
We report a 66-year-old female patient with deep dermatophytosis caused by zoophilic strain of Trichophyton interdigitale, a rare granulomatous presentation of Trichophyton species infection in patients with underlying systemic diseases, and she was successfully cured by itraconazole. Since the identification of Trichophyton mentagrophytes complex had been misused for years, a brief discussion of molecular diagnosis and taxonomy of T. mentagrophytes complex is given. The pathogenesis and comparison with cases reported in the literature are also discussed...
February 2, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144822/in-vitro-activity-of-berberine-alone-and-in-combination-with-antifungal-drugs-against-planktonic-forms-and-biofilms-of-trichosporon-asahii
#5
Lin Cong, Yong Liao, Suteng Yang, Rongya Yang
Trichosporon asahii (T. asahii) is an opportunistic pathogen that can cause life-threatening infections in immunocompromised patients, with high mortality rates up to 80% despite treated with antifungal drugs. The biofilms-forming ability of T. asahii on indwelling medical devices may account for the resistance to antifungal drugs. Berberine (BBR) has been demonstrated to have antifungal activity and synergistic effects in combination with antifungal drugs against pathogenic fungi. In the present study, the in vitro activities of BBR alone or combined with fluconazole (FLC), itraconazole (ITC), voriconazole (VRC), caspofungin (CAS) and amphotericin B (AMB) against planktonic forms and biofilms of 21 clinical T...
January 31, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144821/nebulized-liposomal-amphotericin-b-for-treatment-of-pulmonary-infection-caused-by-hormographiella-aspergillata-case-report-and-literature-review
#6
Cendrine Godet, Estelle Cateau, Blandine Rammaert, Marine Grosset, Gwenaël Le Moal, Guillaume Béraud, Jean Philippe Martellosio, Xavier Iriart, Jacques Cadranel, France Roblot
Invasive fungal infection is a serious complication following allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Pulmonary infection due to Hormographiella aspergillata is an uncommon condition associated with a high mortality rate. The susceptibility of H. aspergillata to available antifungal agents is not well established. We report for the first time a case of H. aspergillata lung infection that responded poorly to conventional treatment with liposomal amphotericin B (LAmB; 3 mg kg(-1) of body weight per day) with renal damage at higher posology (5 mg kg(-1) of body weight per day), but improved rapidly after addition of nebulized LAmB to intravenous LAmB (3 mg kg(-1) of body weight per day)...
January 31, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124220/in-vitro-antifungal-susceptibility-of-oral-candida-isolates-from-patients-suffering-from-caries-and-chronic-periodontitis
#7
Janire De-la-Torre, María Esther Ortiz-Samperio, Cristina Marcos-Arias, Xabier Marichalar-Mendia, Elena Eraso, María Ángeles Echebarria-Goicouria, José Manuel Aguirre-Urizar, Guillermo Quindós
Caries and chronic periodontitis are common oral diseases where a higher Candida colonization is reported. Antifungal agents could be adjuvant drugs for the therapy of both clinical conditions. The aim of the current study has been to evaluate the in vitro activities of conventional and new antifungal drugs against oral Candida isolates from patients suffering from caries and/or chronic periodontitis. In vitro activities of amphotericin B, fluconazole, itraconazole, miconazole, nystatin, posaconazole and voriconazole against 126 oral Candida isolates (75 Candida albicans, 18 Candida parapsilosis, 11 Candida dubliniensis, six Candida guilliermondii, five Candida lipolytica, five Candida glabrata, four Candida tropicalis and two Candida krusei) from 61 patients were tested by the CLSI M27-A3 method...
January 25, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124219/risk-factors-and-outcomes-of-invasive-fungal-infections-in-allogeneic-hematopoietic-cell-transplant-recipients
#8
Marisa H Miceli, Tracey Churay, Thomas Braun, Carol A Kauffman, Daniel R Couriel
Allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) recipients are at increased risk of invasive fungal infections (IFI), which are associated with a high mortality rate. We evaluated the impact of IFI in allogeneic HCT patients. In total, 541 consecutive allogeneic HCT recipients were included. The cumulative incidence of any IFI and mold infections at 1-year post-HCT was 10 and 7%, respectively. Median times to IFI and mold infection were 200 and 210 days, respectively. There was a trend toward fewer IFI and mold infections in the last several years...
January 25, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108869/molecular-identification-of-malassezia-species-in-patients-with-malassezia-folliculitis-in-sfax-tunisia
#9
F Cheikhrouhou, R Guidara, A Masmoudi, H Trabelsi, S Neji, H Sellami, F Makni, A Ayadi
AIM: Malassezia folliculitis is caused by the invasion of hair follicles by large numbers of Malassezia cells. Several Malassezia researches still use cultures, morphology and biochemical techniques. The aim of this study was to identify Malassezia species isolated from patients diagnosed with folliculitis, at the Parasitology and Mycology Laboratory of Sfax University Hospital, and to explore the genetic diversity of Malassezia by using PCR-RFLP and PCR-sequencing targeting the rDNA region of the Malassezia genome...
January 20, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108868/morpho-molecular-characterization-of-soil-inhabitant-dermatophytes-from-ahvaz-southwest-of-iran-a-high-occurrence-of-microsporum-fulvum
#10
Ali Rezaei-Matehkolaei, Abbas Jahangiri, Ali Zarei Mahmoudabadi, Mohammad Javad Najafzadeh, Sadegh Nouripour-Sisakht, Koichi Makimura
Occurrence and diversity of dermatophyte mycoflora in 298 soil samples from Ahvaz, Southwest of Iran was investigated by using the hair-baiting technique. The samples were collected during spring (n = 210) and autumn (n = 88) of 2015, and the fungal isolates were identified based on the macro- and micro-morphology of colonies and with further ITS-rDNA RFLP and sequencing. Totally, 60 soil samples (20.1%) were positive for dermatophyte growth whose pH varied from 7.0 to 7.9. The highest (26.6%) and the lowest (14...
January 20, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108867/administration-of-voriconazole-in-disseminated-talaromyces-penicillium-marneffei-infection-a-retrospective-study
#11
Yanyin Ouyang, Shuangqi Cai, Hao Liang, Cunwei Cao
Talaromyces (Penicillium) marneffei infection is a fatal disseminated mycosis caused by the dimorphic fungus Talaromyces marneffei; the therapeutic strategies for this infectious disease are limited. The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of voriconazole for treating patients with disseminated T. marneffei infection with or without HIV infection in a clinical setting. Patients who intravenously received voriconazole (6 mg/kg q12 h for the first 24 h followed by 4 mg/kg q12 h) as the initial antifungal treatment were enrolled...
January 20, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101694/relationship-between-phenotypic-and-genotypic-characteristics-of-trichophyton-mentagrophytes-strains-isolated-from-patients-with-dermatophytosis
#12
I Dhib, I Khammari, A Yaacoub, F Hadj Slama, M Ben Saïd, R Zemni, A Fathallah
According to epidemiological, clinical and mycological criteria, it has long been admitted that the Trichophyton mentagrophytes species includes two varieties: a zoophilic variety (var. mentagrophytes) and an anthropophilic variety (var. interdigitale) that involve the upper and the lower part of the body, respectively. The further application of molecular techniques to the characterization of dermatophyte strains showed that this classification is unreliable. The aim of our study was to assess the usefulness of PCR-RFLP (restriction fragment length polymorphism) and sequencing in the characterization of T...
January 18, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28084574/large-scale-land-development-fugitive-dust-and-increased-coccidioidomycosis-incidence-in-the-antelope-valley-of-california-1999-2014
#13
Aaron J Colson, Larry Vredenburgh, Ramon E Guevara, Natalia P Rangel, Carl T Kloock, Antje Lauer
Ongoing large-scale land development for renewable energy projects in the Antelope Valley, located in the Western Mojave Desert, has been blamed for increased fugitive dust emissions and coccidioidomycosis incidence among the general public in recent years. Soil samples were collected at six sites that were destined for solar farm construction and were analyzed for the presence of the soil-borne fungal pathogen Coccidioides immitis which is endemic to many areas of central and southern California. We used a modified culture-independent nested PCR approach to identify the pathogen in all soil samples and also compared the sampling sites in regard to soil physical and chemical parameters, degree of disturbance, and vegetation...
January 13, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28084573/the-activities-of-adhesion-and-biofilm-formation-by-candida-tropicalis-clinical-isolates-display-significant-correlation-with-its-multilocus-sequence-typing
#14
Shuan Bao Yu, Wen Ge Li, Xiao Shu Liu, Jie Che, Jin Xing Lu, Yuan Wu
Adhesion and biofilm formation, which can occur on abiotic and biotic surfaces, are key components in Candida pathogenicity. The aims of this study were to infer about the C. tropicalis clinical isolates ability to adhere and form biofilm on abiotic and biotic surfaces and to correlate that with the multilocus sequence typing and other virulence factors. Adhesion and biofilm formation were measured in 68 C. tropicalis isolates from 3 hospitals in China on abiotic (polystyrene) and biotic (human urinary bladder epithelial cell) surfaces by crystal violet assay and 2,3-bis (2-methoxy-4-nitro-5-sulfo-phenyl)-2H-tetrazolium-5-carboxanilide reduction assay...
January 13, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28083794/a-case-report-of-widespread-majocchi-s-granuloma-in-a-patient-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#15
Sitong Zhou, Yemei Yang, Kangxing Liu, Shiyun Huang, Yongxuan Hu, Xianyi Zhou
Majocchi's granuloma is an intracutaneous or subcutaneous granulomatous inflammation caused by invasion of dermatophytic fungus, especially Trichophyton rubrum. This type of lesion is misdiagnosed frequently without proper auxiliary examination. Here, we report a case of widespread Majocchi's granuloma caused by T. rubrum in a 35-year-old woman with systemic lupus erythematosus for 9 years. The patient was initially misdiagnosed as SLE-associated skin lesions, which delayed her treatment and resulted in severe multiple disseminated lesions...
January 12, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074414/spontaneous-remission-of-subcutaneous-scedosporiosis-caused-by-scedosporium-dehoogii-in-a-psoriatic-patient
#16
Fang-Gu Li, Yan-Ping Yang, Wei Li, Ping Sheng, Wen Li, Wen-Ming Huang, Yi-Ming Fan
To date, only one case of post-traumatic endophthalmitis caused by Scedosporium dehoogii has been reported, but its contamination or colonization might not be precluded due to the absence of pathogenic isolation and/or pathological examination. We report the first case to our knowledge of S. dehoogii-induced subcutaneous scedosporiosis in a psoriatic patient. A 58-year-old man with 5-year history of psoriasis vulgaris and immunosuppressant therapy developed pyrexia and multiple subcutaneous abscesses on both knees...
January 10, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054219/intracranial-aspergillosis-in-an-immunocompetent-young-woman
#17
Prasan Kumar Panda, Sunil Kumar Mavidi, Naveet Wig, Ajay Garg, Aasma Nalwa, M C Sharma
Intracranial aspergillosis (ICA) is very rare in the immunocompetent individuals, usually misdiagnosed as a tumor or an abscess. A high index of clinical suspicion is required in patients who present with focal neurological deficits, headache, or seizures. We report the case of a 25-year-old immunocompetent female, who presented with a 15-month history of headache, seizures, left-sided proptosis and ophthalmoplegia, and right hemiparesis. Recovery from the symptoms and decrease in the lesion size seen on the radiological assessment were achieved through two decompressive craniotomies followed by prolonged combined systemic antifungal therapies...
January 4, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054218/cryptococcosis-in-patients-with-nephrotic-syndrome-a-pooled-analysis-of-cases
#18
Wenjie Fang, Nan Hong, Yingfang Li, Jia Liu, Lei Zhang, Weiwei Jiang, Bo Qiu, Jianping Xu, Wanqing Liao, Min Chen, Weihua Pan
Cryptococcosis is an infection that may be lethal in patients with nephrotic syndrome (NS). However, there is relatively limited epidemiological and clinical data about cryptococcosis in NS patients. We performed a pooled analysis to systemically summarize the epidemiology, risk factors, clinical and laboratory characteristics, treatments and outcomes of cryptococcosis in NS patients. Using data pooled from our hospital and studies identified via searches of three literature databases, 17 cases were identified for inclusion in this analysis...
January 4, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035615/epidemio-clinico-microbiological-study-of-mycotic-keratitis-in-north-west-region-of-rajasthan
#19
Abhishek Binnani, Priyanka Soni Gupta, Ankur Gupta
AIM AND OBJECTIVES: Mycotic keratitis, with its diverse clinical presentation and difficulties in treatment, makes it a challenging task for clinicians and an important object of study. The aim of present study was to determine the frequency of occurrence and epidemiological association with identification of fungal isolates from mycotic keratitis cases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective and observational study conducted in Mycology Laboratory, Department of Microbiology, S...
December 29, 2016: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025758/cutaneous-exophiala-oligosperma-infection-in-a-patient-with-bullous-pemphigoid-with-a-review-of-the-literature
#20
Chau Yee Ng, Sybren de Hoog, Hua-En Li, Yung-Yi Lee, Chun-Bing Chen, Pei-Lun Sun
Phaeohyphomycosis is an infection caused by a heterogeneous group of melanized fungi. Human infections due to members of genus Exophiala are rare but may occur at any part of the body. We herein report a case of an 85-year-old male with a history of bullous pemphigoid who presented with a chronic, non-healing wound on his right dorsal hand for a month. Direct microscopy of a pus sample from the base of the ulcer revealed strands of pigmented, moniliform hyphae. The isolate was identified as E. oligosperma based on morphological characters and sequencing of the rDNA internal transcribed spacers (ITS) and partial beta-tubulin gene...
December 26, 2016: Mycopathologia
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