Successful treatment of Trichosporon mucoides infection with lipid complex amphotericin B and 5-fluorocytosine


Kendirli T., Ciftci E., Ince E., Oncel S. , Dalgic N., Guriz H., ...More

MYCOSES, vol.49, no.3, pp.251-253, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1439-0507.2006.01223.x
  • Title of Journal : MYCOSES
  • Page Numbers: pp.251-253

Abstract

Infections in immunocompromised children can stem from bacteria, fungi, viruses, or protozoa, but most importantly, from the host's endogenous bacterial flora. Disseminated infection caused by Trichosporon species is one of the emerging mycoses in neutropenic patients, particularly when they are treated for haematological malignancy with cytotoxic and immunosuppressive chemotherapy. We report a 15-year-old boy with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, whose Trichosporon mucoides infection was successfully treated with lipid complex amphotericin B plus 5-fluorocytosine.