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The Korean Journal of Medicine 2009;77(4): 527-530.
국내 암환자에서 발생한Trichosporon pullulans 진균혈증 1예
서기우, 정진원, 조선영, 박금보래, 이미경
A Korean cancer patient with Trichosporon pullulans fungemia
Ki-Woo Seo, Jin-Won Chung, Sun-Young Cho, Bo Rae G. Park, Mi Kyung Lee
Trichosporon pullulans has recently been recognized as a human pathogen. Given its rarity, however, few reports describe infection attributable to this fungal pathogen. In immunocompromised hosts, T. pullulans infection is associated with significant mortality. For the first time in Korea, we report a case of T. pullulans infection in a non‐neutropenic patient. A 70‐year‐old woman was diagnosed with metastatic colon cancer. She did not undergo chemotherapy and received only supportive care and intravenous nutrition via the subclavian vein. Sixteen days after admission, a fever developed. Three sets of blood culture and a catheter tip culture were carried out and T. pullulans grew in all cultures. Although she was treated with amphotericin B deoxycholate and catheter removal, she died on hospital day 40 due to persistent fungemia. (Korean J Med 77:527-530, 2009)
Keywords: Trichosporon; Immunocompromised host; Fungemia
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