RRC ID 938
Author Abliz P, Fukushima K, Takizawa K, Yang R, Li R, Nishimura K.
Title Identification of the first isolates of Trichosporon asahii var asahii from disseminated trichosporonosis in China.
Journal Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis
Abstract Infection with Trichosporon asahii is a major cause of deep-seated and disseminated trichosporonosis, which is associated with a high mortality rate. Disseminated trichosporonosis in individuals with no underlying disease has not been reported. In this study, we report the identification of the first isolate of Trichosporon asahii var. asahii in China. Two isolates were obtained from the liver and skin of a patient with disseminated trichosporonosis who displayed no evidence of underlying disease. The morphologic and physiologic characteristics of the two isolates differed slightly from those of usual strains of T. asahii var. asahii, including the type strain CBS 2479. Ubiquinone-9 was identified as the major ubiquinone in both isolates. Sequence analysis of the LSUrDNA D1/D2, ITS, and IGS1 regions from the two isolates showed them to be T. asahii var. asahii, and random amplified polymorphic DNA analysis strongly suggested that they were the same strain.
Volume 44(1)
Pages 17-22
Published 2002-9-1
DOI 10.1016/s0732-8893(02)00425-x
PII S073288930200425X
PMID 12376026
MeSH Adult Base Sequence China Colony Count, Microbial DNA, Fungal / analysis* Female Fungemia / microbiology* Humans Molecular Sequence Data Mycoses / diagnosis Mycoses / microbiology* Polymerase Chain Reaction Sensitivity and Specificity Trichosporon / classification* Trichosporon / genetics Trichosporon / isolation & purification
IF 2.499
Times Cited 11
Pathogenic microorganisms IFM 40140 IFM 40214 IFM 40216 IFM 46863 IFM 46888 IFM 48313 IFM 48429 IFM 48550 IFM 48551 IFM 48559 IFM 48560 IFM 48563 IFM 48573 IFM 48577 IFM 48580 IFM 48582 IFM 48585 IFM 48609 IFM 48611 IFM 48612 IFM 51250 IFM 51251