Nonsporulating clinical isolate identified as Petromyces alliaceus (Anamorph Aspergillus alliaceus) by morphological and sequence-based methods

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  • Concerted morphological and sequencing-based strategies revealed the identity of a nonsporulating clinical isolate as Petromyces alliaceus (anamorph Aspergillus alliaceus). This rare Aspergillus sp. was recovered as the etiological agent of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis and had reduced in vitro susceptibilities to amphotericin B and caspofungin, which correlated with clinical failure of therapy.
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  • Balajee SA; Lindsley MD; Iqbal N; Ito J; Pappas PG; Brandt ME
  • Start Page

  • 2701
  • End Page

  • 2703
  • Volume

  • 45
  • Issue

  • 8