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A Case of Trichosporon asahii Fungemia with Urinary Tract Infection as a Primary Focus

Case report

Annals of Clinical Microbiology (Ann Clin Microbiol) 2015 June, Volume 18, Issue 2, pages 56-59.

https://doi.org/10.5145/ACM.2015.18.2.56

A Case of Trichosporon asahii Fungemia with Urinary Tract Infection as a Primary Focus

Zehwan Kim1, Kyung Eun Song1, Won-Kil Lee1,2
1Department of Laboratory Medicine, Kyungpook National University Hospital, 2Kyungpook National University Hospital-National Culture Collection for Pathogens, Daegu, Korea

Abstract

Since the report of disseminated trichosporonosis in 1970s, several cases of infection by various Trichosporon species in different clinical patients were published. We’ve isolated a strain of T. asahii from not only blood but also urine. We report 71 year-old male patient with Trichosporon asahii fungemia, who had renal stones. It was identified as T. asahii using conventional method and also confirmed by 18S rRNA gene sequencing. The patient was discharged without any complication, in which case only antibiotic agent was used without any antifungal one. (Ann Clin Microbiol 2015;18:56-59)

Keywords

Fungemia, Renal stone, Trichosporon asahii