A non-fatal case of invasive zygomycete (Lichtheimia corymbifera) infection in an allogeneic haematopoietic cell transplant recipient.

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A non-fatal case of invasive zygomycete (Lichtheimia corymbifera) infection in an allogeneic haematopoietic cell transplant recipient.

APMIS. 2013 May;121(5):456-9

Authors: Eickhardt S, Braendstrup P, Clasen-Linde E, Jensen KE, Alhede M, Bjarnsholt T, Høiby N, Vindeløv L, Moser C

Abstract
Post-transplant infections in allogeneic haematopoietic cell transplant (allo-HCT) recipients often have severe consequences. This is especially the case when dealing with zygomycete infections where the result is often fatal. A major problem when dealing with zygomycete infections is the need for an accurate and fast diagnosis as the phylum is highly resistant towards the conventional antifungals. We herein describe a non-fatal case of Lichtheimia corymbifera infection in an allo-HCT recipient.

PMID: 23176289 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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