Emergomyces canadensis, a dimorphic fungus causing fatal systemic human disease in North America

Ilan S. Schwartz, Stephen Sanche, Nathan P. Wiederhold, Thomas F. Patterson, Lynne Sigler

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Abstract

We report 4 patients in North America with disease caused by Emergomyces canadensis, a newly proposed species of pathogenic dimorphic fungus. Affected persons were immunocompromised; lived in Saskatchewan, Colorado, and New Mexico; and had systemic disease involving blood, skin, cervix, lung, and lymph node. Two cases were fatal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)758-761
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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