Tuesday 10 May 2005
Trichosporon spp. is an emerging fungal pathogen in immunocompromised hosts, and disseminated infection is often fatal in neutropenic patients.
Of the six species of Trichosporon known to cause human infections, T. asahii is the main agent of invasive trichosporonosis. There are approximately 120 reported cases of hematogenously disseminated infections with this life-threatening yeast.
systemic sepsis (disseminated Trichosporonosis, disseminated Trichosporon asahii infection)
- fatal septic shock
generalized lymphadenopathy in immunodeficeincies
- Job syndrome (markedly elevated IgE with eosinophilia) (11862981)
- blastic conidia
- hyphal elements breaking into arthroconidia
- isolation of T. asahii in pure culture.
- bone marrow allogaft