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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649485/scedosporium-apiospermum-brain-abscesses-in-a-patient-after-near-drowning-a-case-report-with-10-year-follow-up-and-a-review-of-the-literature
#1
Sandra C Signore, Christoph P Dohm, Gunther Schütze, Mathias Bähr, Pawel Kermer
Scedosporium apiospermum is known to be a fungal pathogen affecting immunocompromised as well as non-immunodeficient patients. Although this fungus is found rarely, an infection can lead to severe and even fatal disease. Here, we describe the case of a 41-year-old female who developed multiple Scedosporium apiospermum brain abscesses after near-drowning with aspiration of contaminated mud and water. She showed various neurological symptoms. The patient recovered after removal of abscesses in combination with long-term antifungal treatment...
September 2017: Medical Mycology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626627/tonsillar-ulceration-as-manifestation-of-disseminated-african-histoplasmosis-in-an-immunocompetent-portuguese-host
#2
L Cardoso, C Silva, N Marques, C Veríssimo
Histoplasmosis is a systemic mycosis caused by Histoplasma capsulatum. Rare in Europe but endemic in some regions of Brazil, United States, Africa and Asia. Most of the cases are asymptomatic. Disseminated form is defined by the presence of an extra-pulmonary focus, particularly associated with immunosuppression. We report a case of an unilateral persisted tonsillar ulceration, in an immunocompetent Portuguese host, as manifestation of disseminated African histoplasmosis 45 years later after living 3 years in Africa...
September 2017: Medical Mycology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580237/combination-liposomal-amphotericin-b-posaconazole-and-oral-amphotericin-b-for-treatment-of-gastrointestinal-mucorales-in-an-immunocompromised-patient
#3
Anthony Anderson, Dayna McManus, Sarah Perreault, Ying-Chun Lo, Stuart Seropian, Jeffrey E Topal
Mucormycosis is a life threatening infection caused by fungi in the order Mucorales. Mucormycosis can affect any organ system with rhino-orbital-cerebral and pulmonary infections being the most predominant infection types. Gastrointestinal mucormycosis is rare and accounts for only 4-7% of all cases. Here, we present a case of invasive gastrointestinal mucormycosis in an immunocompromised host treated with systemic and topical anti-mold therapy.
September 2017: Medical Mycology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580236/penicillium-citrinum-opportunistic-pathogen-or-idle-bystander-a-case-analysis-with-demonstration-of-galactomannan-cross-reactivity
#4
Shayla E Hesse, Paul M Luethy, John H Beigel, Adrian M Zelazny
We present a case of an immunocompromised woman with fever, pulmonary infiltrates and multiple bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) cultures positive for Penicillium citrinum with a concomitant high BAL galactomannan level. We report the results of Aspergillus galactomannan testing performed on culture supernatants from her P. citrinum strain that confirmed the suspected cross-reactivity. Finally, we discuss the clinical significance and antifungal susceptibility of P. citrinum in our case and review the literature...
September 2017: Medical Mycology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560131/fatal-invasive-aspergillosis-caused-by-aspergillus-niger-after-bilateral-lung-transplantation
#5
Enora Atchade, Sylvain Jean-Baptiste, Sandrine Houzé, Claire Chabut, Laurent Massias, Yves Castier, Olivier Brugière, Hervé Mal, Philippe Montravers
Aspergillus niger is usually considered to be a low virulence fungus, not commonly reported to cause invasive infections. Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis due to Aspergillus niger was diagnosed in a 43-year-old woman following bilateral lung transplantation. Intravenous voriconazole failed to control progression of the disease. Despite salvage therapy with a combination of voriconazole and caspofungin for 23 days, the patient developed massive hemoptysis leading to death. The authors report the clinical features and treatment of this case...
September 2017: Medical Mycology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560130/fatal-haemorrhagic-duodenal-mucormycosis-in-a-non-immunocompromised-host-a-case-report
#6
Simbarashe G Mungazi, Blessing Zambuko, David Muchuweti, Edwin G Muguti, Sizolwenkosi Mlotshwa
Mucormycosis is an opportunistic infection caused by the fungi of the Mucorales order of the class Zygomycetes. Gastrointestinal mucormycosis is an uncommon, fatal condition accounting for only 7% of the cases. We present the case of a gastroduodenal mucormycosis presenting as recurrent massive hematemesis. We report this case to alert clinicians of this rare but fatal condition and to encourage further research into its pathogenesis and management.
September 2017: Medical Mycology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652961/successful-long-term-terbinafine-therapy-in-an-asthmatic-patient-with-aspergillus-sensitization-and-bronchiectasis
#7
Isabel Rodriguez-Goncer, Rob Niven, David W Denning
Severe asthma with fungal sensitization (SAFS) is estimated to affect ~25% of patients with poorly controlled asthma. Tri-azole therapy is effective in only 60-80% and side effects are common. We report a 25 years-old woman with severe asthma, Aspergillus sensitization and marked bronchiectasis that developed a rare Achilles-tendinopathy with both itraconazole and voriconazole. She started a trial with terbinafine as salvage therapy that led to a striking improvement and long-term control of her respiratory disease...
June 2017: Medical Mycology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491490/rapid-emergence-of-fks-mutations-in-candida-glabrata-isolates-in-a-peritoneal-candidiasis
#8
Milène Sasso, Claire Roger, Laurence Lachaud
We report a rapid acquisition of echinocandin resistance after 12 days of micafungin treatment, without prior exposure, in a patient with peritoneal candidiasis due to C. glabrata. Isolates recovered before and after treatment were compared by multilocus sequence typing. Results of antifungal susceptibility testing and FKS mutations were reported. The interest of repeating antifungal susceptibility testing for echinocandin molecules during the treatment is discussed and a strategy to research FKS mutations proposed...
June 2017: Medical Mycology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458993/chromoblastomycosis-caused-by-rhinocladiella-similis-case-report
#9
Daiane Heidrich, Gloria M González, Danielle M Pagani, Mauricio Ramírez-Castrillón, Maria Lucia Scroferneker
We report a case of chromoblastomycosis in lesions on the chest and foot. Itraconazole was chosen as the initial treatment for this patient, who was followed up for 8 months before becoming noncompliant. The pathogenic fungal species was identified as Rhinocladiella similis by ITS region sequencing. In vitro analyses indicate that the fungus was sensitive to posaconazole and itraconazole. This report presents R. similis as a new agent of chromoblastomycosis and raises the hypothesis that this species could be more resistant to some antifungals than R...
June 2017: Medical Mycology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417063/melanized-fungus-as-an-epidural-abscess-a-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-challenge
#10
Adesh Shrivastava, Karuna Tadepalli, Garima Goel, Kajal Gupta, Pradeep Kumar Gupta
Curvularia a dematiaceous fungus is ubiquitously found in soil around the world. We report an epidural abscess due to Curvularia lunata in a 48 years male farmer who underwent decompressive laminectomy as primary modality of treatment followed by isolation, identification and confirmation of the isolate from tissue by ITS sequencing. Antifungal therapy with voriconazole and amphotericin B for 3 and 2 weeks respectively improved patient's condition and is presently on regular follow up with no sequelae since last 7 months...
June 2017: Medical Mycology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409094/successful-treatment-of-azole-resistant-invasive-aspergillosis-in-a-bottlenose-dolphin-with-high-dose-posaconazole
#11
Paulien E Bunskoek, Seyedmojtaba Seyedmousavi, Steven J M Gans, Peter B J van Vierzen, Willem J G Melchers, Cornelis E van Elk, Johan W Mouton, Paul E Verweij
Invasive aspergillosis due to azole-resistant Aspergillus fumigatus is difficult to manage. We describe a case of azole-resistant invasive aspergillosis in a female bottlenose dolphin, who failed to respond to voriconazole and posaconazole therapy. As intravenous therapy was precluded, high dose posaconazole was initiated aimed at achieving trough levels exceeding 3 mg/l. Posaconazole serum levels of 3-9.5 mg/l were achieved without significant side-effects. Follow-up bronchoscopy and computed tomography showed complete resolution of the lesions...
June 2017: Medical Mycology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409093/first-case-of-invasive-magnusiomyces-capitatus-infection-in-slovakia
#12
Dominika Tanuskova, Julia Horakova, Peter Svec, Ivana Bodova, Martina Lengerova, Matej Bezdicek, Miroslava Poczova, Jozef Koppl, Alexandra Kolenova
Magnusiomyces capitatus (previously known as Geotrichum capitatum or Blastoschizomyces capitatus or Trichosporon capitatum) is a rare cause of fungal infection in immunocompromised patients. Most of these cases (87%) have been reported from the Mediterranean region, as it is extremely rare to recognize it in other regions. Here we report a first case of disseminated M. capitatus infection in Slovakia. The patient - 19 year old woman with myelodysplastic syndrome was diagnosed with M. capitatus fungemia after allogeneic stem cell transplantation...
June 2017: Medical Mycology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386527/coccidioidal-meningitis-complicated-by-central-nervous-system-vasculitis-in-a-patient-with-leukemia
#13
Dany Tager, Anne Hatch, Jennifer Segar, Brentin Roller, Mayar Al Mohajer, Tirdad T Zangeneh
Central Nervous System (CNS) vasculitis is the most common life-threatening complication of coccidioidal meningitis. It is manifested by cerebral ischemia, hemorrhage, and infarction. We report a case of CNS vasculitis in a patient receiving chemotherapy and review of the literature on coccidioidal meningitis. The patient was treated with combination antifungal therapy and a short course of high dose corticosteroids with a modest improvement in her neurological examination after initiation of steroids.
June 2017: Medical Mycology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386526/kmucormicosys-due-to-saksenaea-vasiformis-in-a-dog
#14
Francisco J Reynaldi, Gabriela Giacoboni, Susana B Córdoba, Julián Romero, Enso H Reinoso, Ruben Abrantes
A 2-year-old female Border collie was examined for dermatitis with a partial alopecic zone around her left front member. Six months later the lesion became swollen, alopecic with ulcerated areas. Microscopy analysis of samples showed numerous non-septate, branching, thin-walled and irregular shaped hyphal elements. Fungal cultures and molecular studies identified Saksenaea vasiformis. Treatments with griseofulvin, itraconazole and surgical debridement were used, however, fourteen months later the dog was euthanatized because of the unfavorable clinical outcome...
June 2017: Medical Mycology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377868/a-case-of-breakthrough-candida-parapsilosis-fungemia-during-micafungin-therapy-for-a-candida-glabrata-bloodstream-infection
#15
Yuta Norimatsu, Daiichi Morii, Asako Kogure, Taeko Hamanaka, Yoshihiro Kuwano, Takayuki Yokozawa, Toshimi Oda
We describe a case of breakthrough Candida parapsilosis fungemia in an 80-year-old woman with pyoderma gangrenosum and rheumatoid arthritis. C. parapsilosis was detected in blood culture while the patient was treated with micafungin for a Candida glabrata bloodstream infection. The breakthrough infection was successfully treated with liposomal amphotericin B.
June 2017: Medical Mycology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280685/catheter-related-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-fungemia-following-saccharomyces-boulardii-probiotic-treatment-in-a-child-in-intensive-care-unit-and-review-of-the-literature
#16
Serkan Atıcı, Ahmet Soysal, Kıvılcım Karadeniz Cerit, Şerife Yılmaz, Burak Aksu, Gürsu Kıyan, Mustafa Bakır
Although Saccharomyces boulardii is usually a non-pathogenic fungus, in rare occasions it can cause invasive infection in children. We present the case of an 8-year-old patient in pediatric surgical intensive care unit who developed S. cerevisiae fungemia following probiotic treatment containing S. boulardii. Caspofungin was not effective in this case and he was treated with amphotericin B. We want to emphasize that physicians should be careful about probiotic usage in critically ill patients.
March 2017: Medical Mycology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275534/disseminated-phaeohyphomycosis-in-a-dog
#17
Lana S Rothenburg, Timothy A Snider, Allison Wilson, Anthony W Confer, Akhilesh Ramachandran, Rinosh Mani, Theresa Rizzi, Laura Nafe
Phaeohyphomycosis is a rare but emerging disease caused by dematiaceous fungi. Here we describe the case of an immunosuppressed dog with disseminated phaeohyphomycosis secondary to Bipolaris spicifera infection. Regionally extensive infiltration of the paw pads, skin, myocardium, liver, renal interstitium and diaphragm was identified on histopathology. Candida glabrata and Fusarium oxysporum were also cultured from multiple sites post-mortem. The dog was treated with fluconazole, itraconazole, terbinafine and liposomal amphotericin B, but was euthanized due to its poor prognosis after 12 days of therapy...
March 2017: Medical Mycology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217436/the-first-report-of-onychomycosis-caused-by-cryptococcus-friedmannii-naganishia-friedmannii-a-basidiomycetous-yeast
#18
Masoome Ekhtiari, Shirin Farahyar, Mehraban Falahati, Elham Razmjou, Mahtab Ashrafi-Khozani, Zeinab Ghasemi, Ziba Abbasi-Nejat
Yeasts are common etiologic agents of onychomycosis. This study reported a case of onychomycosis due to Cryptococcus friedmannii (Naganishia friedmannii). This yeast was isolated of the right great toenail of 57-year-old man. Microscopic examination of nail scrapings showed budding cells with thin capsule. Sequence analyzes of the internal transcribed spacer regions was closely related to Cryptococcus friedmannii. The results of susceptibility testing showed the Cryptococcus friedmannii to be sensitive to fluconazole, itraconazole and amphotericin B...
March 2017: Medical Mycology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217435/a-rare-fungal-infection-phaehyphomycosis-due-to-veronaea-botryosa-and-review-of-literature
#19
Anne Welfringer, Valérie Vuong, Nicolas Argy, Christian Chochillon, Lydia Deschamps, Guillaume Rollin, Stanislas Harent, Véronique Joly, William Vindrios, Vincent Descamps
We report a rare case of phaehyphomycosis in a 71-year-old heart transplant recipient Togo native patient. Four months after the transplant, he presented painless nodules on the right heel with superficial ulceration. The polyphasic identification uncovered a rare cause of phaehyphomycose: V. botryosa. The treatment combined surgical excision of the lesions and anti-fungal therapy with posaconazole. We discussed eleven reported cases in literature since 1990.
March 2017: Medical Mycology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180057/cutaneous-alternariosis-in-a-renal-transplant-patient-successfully-treated-with-posaconazole-case-report-and-literature-review
#20
Rajinder Bajwa, Amy L Wojciechowski, Chiu-Bin Hsiao
Cutaneous alternariosis is an uncommon fungal infection that most commonly presents in organ transplant patients on immunosuppressive therapy. There are no clinical trials or guidelines to guide treatment of this condition, however itraconazole is the most commonly used antifungal in published cases. Here we report on a case of cutaneous alternariosis in a renal transplant recipient treated with a newer antifungal, posaconazole. A review of published reports of cutaneous alternariosis since 2008 is also discussed...
March 2017: Medical Mycology Case Reports
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