alexa Invasive trichosporonosis due to Trichosporon asahii in a non-immunocompromised host: a rare case report.


Clinical Microbiology: Open Access

Author(s): Rastogi VL, Nirwan PS

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Abstract A case of invasive Trichosporonosis due to Trichosporon asahii in an otherwise healthy young adult male presenting as meningoencephalitis and pneumonia is reported here. T. asahii was isolated from cerebrospinal fluid and sputum of the patient and morphologic forms of organism was also demonstrated on direct Gram stain of sputum. The isolate was identified as T. asahii. The patient partially responded to fluconazole therapy. Our case suggests that T. asahii can no longer be linked with Trichospronosis in immunocompromised patient alone and any case of meningitis needs thorough mycological workup for its correct etiological identification and appropriate management.
This article was published in Indian J Med Microbiol and referenced in Clinical Microbiology: Open Access

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