RRC ID 990
Author Teixeira AB, Trabasso P, Moretti-Branchini ML, Aoki FH, Vigorito AC, Miyaji M, Mikami Y, Takada M, Schreiber AZ.
Title Phaeohyphomycosis caused by Chaetomium globosum in an allogeneic bone marrow transplant recipient.
Journal Mycopathologia
Abstract Bone marrow transplant recipients are highly susceptible to opportunistic fungal infections. This is the report, of the first case of a Chaetomium systemic infection described in Brazil. A 34 year-old patient with chronic myeloid leukemia underwent an allogeneic sibling matched bone marrow transplant. Seven months later, he developed systemic infection with enlargement of the axillary and cervical lymph nodes. Culture of the aspirates from both lymph nodes yielded Chaetomium globosum. The infection was successfully treated with amphotericin B. The increasing population of immunosupressed patients requires a careful microbiologic investigation for uncommon fungal infections.
Volume 156(4)
Pages 309-12
Published 2003-1-1
DOI 10.1023/b:myco.0000003563.29320.95
PMID 14682456
MeSH Adult Amphotericin B / therapeutic use Antifungal Agents / therapeutic use Bone Marrow Transplantation / adverse effects* Chaetomium / isolation & purification* Fatal Outcome Humans Immunocompromised Host Leukemia, Myelogenous, Chronic, BCR-ABL Positive / surgery Lymph Nodes / microbiology Male Mycoses / drug therapy Mycoses / immunology* Mycoses / microbiology
IF 2.452
Times Cited 22
Pathogenic microorganisms C. globosum?