First report of Westerdykella dispersa as a cause of an Angioinvasive fungal infection in a neutropenic host

Paul K. Sue, Grzegorz T. Gurda, Richard Lee, Tonya Watkins, Rachel Green, Warda Memon, Aaron M. Milstone, Adrian M. Zelazny, Gary A. Fahle, Thu Anh Pham, Connie F. Gibas, Deanna A. Sutton, Brian L. Wickes, Nathan P. Wiederhold, Sean X. Zhang

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Abstract

Angioinvasive fungal infections (AFIs) are an important cause of morbidity and mortality among immunocompromised patients. However, clinicomicrobiological characteristics and treatment of many AFI agents remain poorly defined. We report the first human case of infection with Westerdykella dispersa, an emergent cause of AFI, which was successfully treated in a neutropenic pediatric patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4407-4411
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume52
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2014

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  • Microbiology (medical)

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    Sue, P. K., Gurda, G. T., Lee, R., Watkins, T., Green, R., Memon, W., Milstone, A. M., Zelazny, A. M., Fahle, G. A., Pham, T. A., Gibas, C. F., Sutton, D. A., Wickes, B. L., Wiederhold, N. P., & Zhang, S. X. (2014). First report of Westerdykella dispersa as a cause of an Angioinvasive fungal infection in a neutropenic host. Journal of clinical microbiology, 52(12), 4407-4411. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.02012-14