SEVERE DIARRHEA DUE TO COKEROMYCES RECVRVATUS IN A BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT RECIPIENT

Oscar A. Alvarez, Judith A. Maples, Fermin O. Tio, Makau Lee

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Abstract

Cokeromyces recurvatus, a sporangiola‐forming dimorphic is a rare cause of urogenital infection in humans. We report here a case of severe watery diarrhea due lo C. recurvains, which was treated successfully with high‐dose oral nystatin therapy. We speculate that our patient was probably predisposed to infections due to opportunistic organisms, such as C. recurvatus, because of post‐transplantation immunosuppression. To our knowledge, our patient represents the first documented case of diarrhea due to C. recurvatus in man und this ease highlights the potential pathogenic capability of this opportunistic organism in immunosuppressed patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1350-1351
Number of pages2
JournalThe American journal of gastroenterology
Volume90
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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