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<i>Scedosporium</i> Infection in a Tertiary Care Cancer Center: A Review of 25 Cases from 1989–2006

Gregory A. Lamaris, Georgios Chamilos, Russell E. Lewis, Amar Safdar, Issam I. Raad and Dimitrios P. Kontoyiannis

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 43, issue 12, pages 1580-1584
Published in print December 2006 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online December 2006 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/509579
Scedosporium Infection in a Tertiary Care Cancer Center: A Review of 25 Cases from 1989–2006

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We reviewed the records of patients with cancer who had Scedosporium infection (due to Scedosporium apiospermum and Scedosporium prolificans in 21 and 4 patients, respectively). The incidence of Scedosporium infection increased from 0.82 cases per 100,000 patient–inpatient days (in 1993–1998) to 1.33 cases per 100,000 patient–inpatient days (in 1999–2005). Cases of S. prolificans infection occurred only after 2000. Dissemination occurred in 16 patients (64%). The 12-week mortality rates were 70% and 100% for S. apiospermum and S. prolificans infection, respectively.

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

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