Peritonitis due to Thermoascus taitungiacus (anamorph Paecilomyces taitungiacus)

A. Korzets, M. Weinberger, A. Chagnac, A. Goldschmied-Reouven, M. G. Rinaldi, D. A. Sutton

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Abstract

The first case of human disease due to the thermophilic ascomycete Thermoascus taitungiacus (the teleomorph of Paecilomyces taitungiacus) is presented. T. taitungiacus was recovered from four dialysate fluid specimens of a 57-year-old patient undergoing chronic peritoneal dialysis. Identification was based upon cylindrical conidia, reddish orange nonostiolate ascomata, lack of growth at 20°C, thermotolerance, and ascospores that appeared pale yellow, elliptical, thick walled, and predominately echinulate by light microscopy but irregularly verrucose by scanning electron microscopy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)720-724
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume39
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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