Journal Article

Chronic Disseminated <i>Trichosporon asahii</i> Infection in a Leukemic Child

M. H. Meyer, V. Letscher Bru, J. Waller, P. Lutz, L. Marcellin and R. Herbrecht

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 35, issue 2, pages e22-e25
Published in print July 2002 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online July 2002 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/340983
Chronic Disseminated Trichosporon asahii Infection in a Leukemic Child

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We report a case of chronic disseminated Trichosporon asahii infection in a leukemic child. Administration of amphotericin B lipid complex resulted in rapid control and improvement of the initial infection but failed to prevent the development of chronic disseminated disease. Cure was achieved after treatment was changed to a 20-month course of itraconazole. This case report demonstrates that Trichosporon species can cause chronic disseminated disease with a pattern similar to that of disease caused by Candida species.

Journal Article.  1901 words.  Illustrated.

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

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