Aureobasidium pullulans var. melanigenum fungemia in a pediatric patient

Kileen L. Mershon-Shier, Jaime G. Deville, Shirley Delair, Annette W. Fothergill, Brian L Wickes, G. Sybren De Hoog, Deanna A. Sutton, Michael A. Lewinski

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Abstract

This report describes a chronically ill child who presented with high fever and was diagnosed with catheter-related sepsis. Aureobasidium pullulans variety melanigenum, a dematiaceous fungus that rarely causes opportunistic infections, was recovered from multiple blood cultures. Antifungal susceptibilities were performed and the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) for fluconazole was 64 mg/l, suggestive of fluconazole resistance. The patient made a full recovery after removal of the catheter line and treatment with liposomal amphotericin B. This is the first case report of an elevated in vitro fluconazole MIC of an A. pullulans isolate and only the third case of successful treatment of A. pullulans fungemia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)80-83
Number of pages4
JournalMedical Mycology
Volume49
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2010

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Fungemia
Aureobasidium pullulans
fluconazole
Fluconazole
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
Pediatrics
minimum inhibitory concentration
catheters
Catheters
sepsis (infection)
amphotericin B
Opportunistic Infections
fever
Sepsis
Chronic Disease
Fungi
Fever
case studies
fungi
blood

Keywords

  • Aureobasidium
  • Fluconazole
  • Fungemia

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  • veterinary(all)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Mershon-Shier, K. L., Deville, J. G., Delair, S., Fothergill, A. W., Wickes, B. L., De Hoog, G. S., ... Lewinski, M. A. (2010). Aureobasidium pullulans var. melanigenum fungemia in a pediatric patient. Medical Mycology, 49(1), 80-83. https://doi.org/10.3109/13693786.2010.490925

Aureobasidium pullulans var. melanigenum fungemia in a pediatric patient. / Mershon-Shier, Kileen L.; Deville, Jaime G.; Delair, Shirley; Fothergill, Annette W.; Wickes, Brian L; De Hoog, G. Sybren; Sutton, Deanna A.; Lewinski, Michael A.

In: Medical Mycology, Vol. 49, No. 1, 01.2010, p. 80-83.

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Mershon-Shier, KL, Deville, JG, Delair, S, Fothergill, AW, Wickes, BL, De Hoog, GS, Sutton, DA & Lewinski, MA 2010, 'Aureobasidium pullulans var. melanigenum fungemia in a pediatric patient', Medical Mycology, vol. 49, no. 1, pp. 80-83. https://doi.org/10.3109/13693786.2010.490925
Mershon-Shier KL, Deville JG, Delair S, Fothergill AW, Wickes BL, De Hoog GS et al. Aureobasidium pullulans var. melanigenum fungemia in a pediatric patient. Medical Mycology. 2010 Jan;49(1):80-83. https://doi.org/10.3109/13693786.2010.490925
Mershon-Shier, Kileen L. ; Deville, Jaime G. ; Delair, Shirley ; Fothergill, Annette W. ; Wickes, Brian L ; De Hoog, G. Sybren ; Sutton, Deanna A. ; Lewinski, Michael A. / Aureobasidium pullulans var. melanigenum fungemia in a pediatric patient. In: Medical Mycology. 2010 ; Vol. 49, No. 1. pp. 80-83.
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