Endocarditis caused by rhodotorula infection

Matthew S. Simon, Selin Somersan, Harjot K. Singh, Barry Hartman, Brian L. Wickes, Stephen G. Jenkins, Thomas J. Walsh, Audrey N. Schuetz

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Rhodotorula is an emerging opportunistic fungal pathogen that is rarely reported to cause endocarditis. We describe a case involving a patient who developed endocarditis due to Rhodotorula mucilaginosa and Staphylococcus epidermidis, proven by culture and histopathology. The case illustrates the unique diagnostic and therapeutic challenges relevant to Rhodotorula spp.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)374-378
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)


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