Fatal disseminated Scedosporium inflatum infection in a neutropenic immunocompromised patient

Sherif S. Farag, Frank C. Firkin, John H. Andrew, C. Soon Lee, David H. Ellis

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Abstract

Disseminated infection with the fungus Scedosporium inflatum in a neutropenic patient with non-Hodgkins lymphoma presented with the triad of muscle tenderness, papular skin lesions and fever, and progressed rapidly to a fatal outcome. This represents the first reported instance of fatal widely disseminated infection with this organism, and demonstrates that the triad of presenting clinical features, formerly reported to be pathognomic of systemic candidiasis, can no longer be regarded as specific for infection with a particular species of yeast or fungus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)201-202,IN7-IN8,203-204
JournalJournal of Infection
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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