Frequency and species distribution of gliotoxin-producing Aspergillus isolates recovered from patients at a tertiary-care cancer center

Russell E. Lewis, Nathan P. Wiederhold, Michail S. Lionakis, Randall A. Prince, Dimitrios P. Kontoyiannis

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Abstract

Aspergillus isolates (n = 103) collected from cancer patients were screened to determine the taxonomic distribution and quantity of gliotoxin production. Gliotoxin was detected in 93% of Aspergillus fumigatus, 75% of A. niger, 25% of A. terreus, and 4% of A. flavus cultures. Gliotoxin concentrations were highest in cultures of A. fumigatus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6120-6122
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume43
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

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  • Microbiology (medical)

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