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Successful Outcome of <i>Scedosporium apiospermum</i> Disseminated Infection Treated with Voriconazole in a Patient Receiving Corticosteroid Therapy

Patricia Muñoz, M. Marín, P. Tornero, P. Martín Rabadán, M. Rodríguez-Creixéms and E. Bouza

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 31, issue 6, pages 1499-1501
Published in print December 2000 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online December 2000 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/317496
Successful Outcome of Scedosporium apiospermum Disseminated Infection Treated with Voriconazole in a Patient Receiving Corticosteroid Therapy

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A disseminated Scedosporium apiospermum infection was diagnosed in a woman with severe asthma and treated with corticosteroids. This fungi is resistant to fluconazole and amphotericin B. The infection was refractory to itraconazole, but responded successfully to voriconazole. A review of the literature is provided.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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