Journal Article

Infection Due to <i>Paecilomyces lilacinus</i>: A Challenging Clinical Identification

Camilla Saberhagen, Stephen A. Klotz, William Bartholomew, Dennis Drews and Anita Dixon

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 25, issue 6, pages 1411-1413
Published in print December 1997 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online December 1997 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI:
Infection Due to Paecilomyces lilacinus: A Challenging Clinical Identification

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We describe a case of noninvasive sinusitis caused by Paecilomyces lilacinus in a patient with diabetes mellitus. Cure was achieved by endoscopic drainage and aspiration of the fungal mass. We discuss the difficulty in and clinical importance of distinguishing Paecilomyces from Aspergillus, Pseudallescheria, a Zygomycete, or other molds.

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

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