Fungemia caused by Zygoascus hellenicus in an allogeneic stem cell transplant recipient

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  • Zygoascus hellenicus (Candida hellenica) was isolated from a blood culture from a patient who had received an allogeneic stem cell transplant. The isolate displayed an antifungal susceptibility pattern of decreased susceptibility to fluconazole and itraconazole, high susceptibility to voriconazole, and low susceptibility to caspofungin. The organism was misidentified by a commercial yeast identification system. This is the first reported case of human infection with this rare ascomycetous yeast.
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  • Brandt ME; Kauffman CA; Pappas PG; Iqbal N; Arthington-Skaggs BA; Lee-Yang W; Smith MT
  • Start Page

  • 3363
  • End Page

  • 3365
  • Volume

  • 42
  • Issue

  • 7