Rasamsonia sp: An emerging infection amongst chronic granulomatous disease patients. A case of disseminated infection by a putatively novel Rasamsonia argillacea species complex involving the heart

Ahmed Babiker, Nupur Gupta, Connie F.C. Gibas, Nathan P. Wiederhold, Carmita Sanders, James Mele, Hongxin Fan, Alina Iovleva, Ghady Haidar, Carolyn Fernandes

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Abstract

Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) is a heterogeneous condition due to defects in NADPH oxidase characterized by granuloma formation and increased susceptibility to invasive infections, in particular moulds. The use of broad-spectrum, mould-active antifungal prophylaxis has improved mortality. However rare resistant moulds have emerged as important pathogens. Diagnosis of these rare fungi requires molecular techniques, and treatment data are limited. Herein, we present a case of with disseminated Rasamsonia infection involving the heart.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)54-57
Number of pages4
JournalMedical Mycology Case Reports
Volume24
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2019

Keywords

  • Chronic granulomatous disease
  • Filamentous fungi
  • Invasive fungal infections

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases

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