Rasamsonia argillacea pulmonary and aortic graft infection in an immune-competent patient

Jeffrey B. Doyon, Deanna A. Sutton, Pierre Theodore, Gurmohan Dhillon, Kirk D. Jones, Elizabeth H. Thompson, Jianmin Fu, Brian L. Wickes, Jane E. Koehler, Brian S. Schwartz

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Abstract

Rasamsonia argillacea (formerly known as Geosmithia argillacea) is a fungus recently recognized as a pathogen of immunocompromised patients. Here we report the first case of Rasamsonia infection in an immunocompetent host, presenting as a pulmonary and aortic graft infection. Its morphological similarity to nonpathogenic Penicillium species delayed the diagnosis and initiation of appropriate treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)719-722
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume51
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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