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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 59-61

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


Department of Microbiology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Hospital, Ajmer - 305 001, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
V L Rastogi
Department of Microbiology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Hospital, Ajmer - 305 001, Rajasthan
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.31065

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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.






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