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A Rare Case of White Piedra Caused by in the Sub-Himalayan Region of North India.

Int J Trichology 2019 Mar-Apr;11(2):82-85

Department of Microbiology, IGMC, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India.

White piedra is a superficial fungal infection of the hair shaft, caused by , a noncandidal yeast characterized by the presence of numerous, discrete, asymptomatic nodules attached to the infected hair shafts. White piedra is considered a disease of tropical regions and occasionally reported from temperate countries. Although such as is well known to cause cutaneous infections, it has been reported as a co-isolate for white piedra along with . Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/ijt.ijt_25_18DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6463451PMC
April 2019
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Disseminated Trichosporon asahii infection in a combined liver-kidney transplant recipient successfully treated with voriconazole.

Immun Inflamm Dis 2019 Apr 20. Epub 2019 Apr 20.

Department of Infectious Disease, Medanta The Medicity, Gurgaon, Haryana, India.

Introduction: Trichosporon asahii is an emerging cause of systemic fungal infection in an immunocompromised host. Several life threatening disseminated T. asahii infection in single solid organ (liver or kidney) transplant recipients, in neutropenic and hematological malignancy patients have been reported. Read More

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Molecular identification and biological characteristic analysis of an Apiotrichum mycotoxinivorans (formerly Trichosporon mycotoxinivorans) strain isolated from sputum specimens of a pediatric patient with pneumonia.

J Mycol Med 2019 Mar 18. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

Department of Clinical Laboratory, the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510120, China. Electronic address:

Apiotrichum mycotoxinivorans (formerly Trichosporon mycotoxinivorans) has long been used to degrade fungal toxins in livestock feed. However, clinic reports about this type of fungus are rare. In this study, we report the morphology, biochemistry, and molecular characteristics of an A. Read More

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March 2019
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A case of Trichosporon asahii urinary tract infection in a frail elderly patient.

Infez Med 2019 Mar;27(1):93-96

Dipartimento Scienze di Laboratorio e Infettivologiche, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS, Rome, Italy; Istituto di Clinica delle Malattie Infettive, Universitá Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy.

Trichosporon urinary tract infection (UTI) is an unusual emerging infection, caused mostly by Trichosporon asahii, described especially in hospitalized patients. To date the interpretation and management of Trichosporon positive urinary culture remains a diagnostic and therapeutic dilemma for which there are no precise indications, and the challenge can be even more complicated in comorbid frail elderly patients. Triazoles are known to be the most effective antifungal drugs but can raise concerns about pharmacological interaction. Read More

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Sodium butyrate inhibits planktonic cells and biofilms of Trichosporon spp.

Microb Pathog 2019 May 14;130:219-225. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

Department of Pathology and Legal Medicine, School of Medicine, Specialized Medical Mycology Center, Postgraduate Program in Medical Microbiology, Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza-CE, Brazil; School of Veterinary, Postgraduate Program in Veterinary Science, State University of Ceará, Fortaleza-CE, Brazil.

Trichosporon spp. have been increasingly recognized as an important pathogen of invasive and disseminated infections in immunocompromised patients. These species are prone to form biofilms in medical devices such as catheters and prosthesis, which are associated with antifungal resistance and therapeutic failure. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.micpath.2019.03.013DOI Listing

Chemoport-related Fungemia Caused by Trichosporon asahii.

J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 2019 Jan 22. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

Department of Pharmacy Practice, Amrita School of Pharmacy.

Trichosporon asahii is a rare opportunistic fungal pathogen that causes fatal systemic infection in immunocompromised patients. Neutropenia developing due to malignancies is an important risk factor for fungal infection. Invasive infections due to T. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MPH.0000000000001420DOI Listing
January 2019
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Farnesol inhibits planktonic cells and antifungal-tolerant biofilms of Trichosporon asahii and Trichosporon inkin.

Med Mycol 2019 Jan 15. Epub 2019 Jan 15.

Faculty of Medicine, Post Graduate Program in Medical Microbiology, Federal University of Ceará, Brazil.

Trichosporon species have been considered important agents of opportunistic systemic infections, mainly among immunocompromised patients. Infections by Trichosporon spp. are generally associated with biofilm formation in invasive medical devices. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mmy/myy160DOI Listing
January 2019
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Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometric identification and antifungal susceptibility analysis of Candida species isolated from patients with invasive yeast infections in five university hospitals.

Braz J Microbiol 2019 Jan 4;50(1):99-105. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

Department of Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, The First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, No. 188 Shizi Street, Soochow, 215006, China.

In this multicenter study, we compared the performance of the Bruker Biotyper MS system and VITEK 2 YST systems for invasive yeast identification, investigated the distribution of isolated species, and evaluated the antifungal susceptibility profiles of Candida albicans, Candida parapsilosis, and Candida tropicalis. In cases of discrepant results lack of identification with either method, molecular identification techniques were employed. We tested 216 clinical isolates, and concordance between the two methods was observed for 192/216 isolates (88. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s42770-018-0027-0DOI Listing
January 2019
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Deep cutaneous infection in a patient recovering from toxic epidermal necrolysis.

Med Mycol Case Rep 2019 Mar 26;23:26-28. Epub 2018 Oct 26.

Brooke Army Medical Center, 3551 Roger Brooke Drive, San Antonio, TX, USA.

Patients with toxic epidermal necrolysis, a condition that causes full thickness epidermal necrosis that affects over 30% of the skin surface and mucosal membranes, often develop comorbid infections throughout the recovery of the disease [1]. While most commonly these are related to a bacterial source, infections due to viral, mycobacterial, and rarely fungal organisms occur. We present a case of a patient who developed a deep cutaneous fungal infection caused by Trichosporon asahii and discuss the management. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mmcr.2018.10.003DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6260228PMC
March 2019
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Catheter associated urinary tract infections due to .

J Lab Physicians 2018 Oct-Dec;10(4):464-470

Department of Microbiology, Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeshwara Medical College, Mysore, Karnataka, India.

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) caused by fungi, frequently associated with medical devices, have increased and caused great morbidity and mortality among hospitalized patients. Difficulties on different species identification as well as the lack of standardized sensitivity tests , contribute to the limited information available on epidemiology, diagnosis, and therapeutics of infections. There are only sporadic reports of UTI caused by reported from India. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/JLP.JLP_71_18DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6210852PMC
December 2018
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Evaluation of 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyl tetrazolium bromide method for assessing biofilm formation by spp.

J Lab Physicians 2018 Oct-Dec;10(4):380-386

Department of Microbiology, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Background: Invasive infections due to spp. have increased recently and are frequently associated with indwelling medical devices. Such infections which are associated with biofilm formation do not respond to the routinely used antifungal agents and are often persistent, associated with high mortality rate. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/JLP.JLP_37_18DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6210835PMC
December 2018
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Detection of deep fungal infections: a polyphasic approach.

J Med Microbiol 2019 Jan 27;68(1):81-86. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

National Institute of Health Dr. Ricardo Jorge - Reference Unit for Parasitic and Fungal Infections - Infectious Diseases Department, Lisbon, Portugal.

Purpose: Tissue samples from patients with suspicion of deep or subcutaneous fungal infections were analysed at the Portuguese Reference Mycology Laboratory according to a proposed diagnostic approach, which aims to constitute a rapid and accurate diagnosis for these fungal infections.

Methodology: Forty-six tissue biopsy samples were analysed over a period of 26 months, using a diagnostic approach that includes culture, panfungal PCR and Aspergillus-directed PCR.Results/Key findings. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1099/jmm.0.000883DOI Listing
January 2019
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Disseminated trichosporonosis with atypical histologic findings in a patient with acute lymphocytic leukemia.

J Cutan Pathol 2019 Feb 18;46(2):159-161. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

Department of Dermatology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York.

We report a case of disseminated Trichosporon asahii in a patient on systemic antifungal therapy who presented with multiple cutaneous nodules suggestive of fungal infection. Histologic features resembled neutrophilic eccrine hidradenitis but staining with periodic acid-Schiff and Gomori methenamine silver confirmed the clinical diagnosis. This case highlights the importance of maintaining suspicion for trichosporonosis and contextualizing histologic findings within the underlying clinical picture. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cup.13397DOI Listing
February 2019
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Invasive Infections Due to : Species Distribution, Genotyping, and Antifungal Susceptibilities from a Multicenter Study in China.

J Clin Microbiol 2019 Feb 30;57(2). Epub 2019 Jan 30.

Department of Clinical Laboratory, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China

A total of 133 clinical isolates were collected in the National China Hospital Invasive Fungal Surveillance Net (CHIF-NET) program in 2009 to 2016. Accurate identification was performed by sequencing of the intergenic spacer 1 (IGS1) region. Among these isolates, (108 isolates [81. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JCM.01505-18DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6355529PMC
February 2019
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Genetic Diversity Among Candida albicans Isolated from Humans and Cattle with Respiratory Distress in Egypt.

Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 2019 Mar 1;19(3):199-206. Epub 2018 Nov 1.

2 Department of Bacteriology, Mycology and Immunology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Sadat City, Sadat City, Egypt.

As human populaces develop, they are progressively squeezed into higher living densities. The same is true for horticulture and animals expected to bolster these communities. Despite the high potential for zoonotic transmission, connections among humans and cattle have been understudied; however, Candida albicans remains the most important medical mycosis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/vbz.2018.2321DOI Listing

YEAST PANEL multiplex PCR for identification of clinically important yeast species: stepwise diagnostic strategy, useful for developing countries.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2019 Feb 21;93(2):112-119. Epub 2018 Sep 21.

Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute, Utrecht, the Netherlands; Shanghai Key Laboratory of Molecular Medical Mycology, Shanghai Institute of Medical Mycology, Shanghai Changzheng Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China; Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Electronic address:

Identification of opportunistic yeasts in developing countries is mainly performed by phenotypic assays, which are time-consuming and prone to errors. Wrong species identification may result in suboptimal treatment and inaccurate epidemiological data. To improve rapidity and accuracy of species identification, a diagnostic strategy using a stepwise "YEAST PANEL multiplex PCR assays" targeting 21 clinically important yeast species of Candida, Trichosporon, Rhodotorula, Cryptococcus, and Geotrichum was designed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2018.09.007DOI Listing
February 2019
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Five-year China Hospital Invasive Fungal Surveillance Net (CHIF-NET) study of invasive fungal infections caused by noncandidal yeasts: species distribution and azole susceptibility.

Infect Drug Resist 2018 9;11:1659-1667. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

Department of Clinical Laboratory, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China,

Purpose: In this study, we report results from a 5-year surveillance for noncandidal yeast species causing invasive infections from 65 hospitals in China.

Materials And Methods: Species identification was carried out by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) supplemented by rDNA sequencing, and fluconazole and voriconazole susceptibilities of yeasts were determined by Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) disk diffusion methods.

Results: Overall, 884 noncandidal isolates belonging to 38 species were collected. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/IDR.S173805DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6183553PMC
October 2018
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Phenotypic and genotypic characterization of species isolated from candideamia in Iran.

Curr Med Mycol 2018 Jun;4(2):14-20

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Shariati Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Background And Purpose: Candidemia is one of the most important fungal infections caused by species. Infections and mortality caused by species have been on a growing trend during the past two decades. The resistance of yeasts to antifungal drugs and their epidemiological issues have highlighted the importance of accurately distinguishing the yeasts at the species level. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.18502/cmm.4.2.64DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6181062PMC
June 2018
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Prevalence of low inflammatory tinea genitalis in southern China.

Mycoses 2019 Mar 31;62(3):284-290. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Department of Dermatology, Third Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China.

Background: Emergence of highly inflammatory genital dermatophyte infections has been reported from Southeast Asia. In view of this, knowledge of the non-outbreak fungal flora of the genitals is required as a baseline study.

Objectives: We present our 12-year experience in a tertiary clinic with the diagnosis of scrotal fungal infections. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/myc.12859DOI Listing
March 2019
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Disseminated Trichosporon asahii infection in a patient with acute myeloid leukemia.

J Dermatol 2019 Apr 8;46(4):e128-e129. Epub 2018 Oct 8.

Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine and University Hospital Dr Jose Eleuterio Gonzalez, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, Mexico.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1346-8138.14662DOI Listing
April 2019
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, a rare pathogen of human invasive infections, and literature review.

Infect Drug Resist 2018 20;11:1537-1547. Epub 2018 Sep 20.

Department of Clinical Laboratory, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China,

Background: is a rare fungal species that has not been described in human invasive infections.

Patients And Methods: In this study, we investigated two isolates from patients with invasive infections in two hospitals in China, as part of the China Hospital Invasive Fungal Surveillance Net (CHIF-NET) program. Both patients were under immunocompromised conditions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/IDR.S174301DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6160283PMC
September 2018
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A glucuronoxylomannan-like glycan produced by Trichosporon mucoides.

Fungal Genet Biol 2018 12 27;121:46-55. Epub 2018 Sep 27.

Instituto de Microbiologia Paulo de Góes (IMPG), Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Instituto Carlos Chagas, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz), Curitiba, Brazil. Electronic address:

Trichosporon asahii shares with Cryptococcus species the ability to produce glucuronoxylomannan (GXM), an immunomodulatory fungal polysaccharide. The ability of other opportunistic species of Trichosporon to produce GXM-like polysaccharides is unknown. In this study, we observed that T. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fgb.2018.09.009DOI Listing
December 2018
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Trichosporon jirovecii infection of red swamp crayfish (Procambarus clarkii).

J Fish Dis 2018 Nov 26;41(11):1719-1732. Epub 2018 Sep 26.

Botany and Microbiology Department, Faculty of Science, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt.

One hundred and twenty-nine isolates of Trichosporon jirovecii were isolated from the melanized exoskeleton as well as eyestalks, gills, muscle and haemolymph of red swamp crayfish (Procambarus clarkii) collected from the River Nile, during summer 2015. Isolates were similar morphologically, biochemically and genetically. Also, random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) analysis exhibited no polymorphism among the tested isolates. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfd.12879DOI Listing
November 2018
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The epidemiology of non-Candida yeast isolated from blood: The Asia Surveillance Study.

Mycoses 2019 Feb 17;62(2):112-120. Epub 2018 Oct 17.

Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital and College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan.

Background: Current guidelines recommend echinocandins as first-line therapy for candidemia. However, several non-Candida yeast are non-susceptible to echinocandins (echinocandin non-susceptible yeast, ENSY), including Cryptococcus, Geotrichum, Malassezia, Pseudozyma, Rhodotorula, Saprochaete, Sporobolomyces and Trichosporon. In laboratories that are not equipped with rapid diagnostic tools, it often takes several days to identify yeast, and this may lead to inappropriate presumptive use of echinocandins in patients with ENSY fungemia. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/myc.12852
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/myc.12852DOI Listing
February 2019
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Trichosporon inkin meningitis in Northeast Brazil: first case report and review of the literature.

BMC Infect Dis 2018 Sep 18;18(1):470. Epub 2018 Sep 18.

Centro de Ciências da Saúde, Laboratório de Micologia Médica e Molecular, Departamento de Análises Clínicas e Toxicológicas, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Rua Gal. Gustavo Cordeiro de Faria S/N, Petrópolis, Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.

Background: Trichosporon species may colonize the skin, respiratory tract and gastrointestinal tract of human beings. The yeast is recognized as etiological agent of white piedra, a superficial mycosis. Nevertheless, immunocompromised hosts may develop invasive Trichosporonosis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-018-3363-7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6145100PMC
September 2018
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Hemagglutination ability and hemolytic activity of Trichosporon asahii.

Med Mycol 2019 Jun;57(4):510-514

Department of Microbial Science and Host Defense, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, 2-522-1, Noshio, Kiyose, Tokyo 204-8588, Japan.

Trichosporon asahii is a human fungal pathogen that causes deep-seated infections in immunocompromised patients. While the pathogenic mechanisms of T. asahii remain unknown, our previous studies indicate that adherent colony morphologies were generated from parent strains, which may contribute to their pathogenicity. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mmy/myy077DOI Listing
June 2019
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Pathogenic Yeasts Recovered From Acne Vulgaris: Molecular Characterization and Antifungal Susceptibility Pattern.

Indian J Dermatol 2018 Sep-Oct;63(5):386-390

Department of Dermatology, Tonekabon Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tonekabon, Iran.

Context: Acne vulgaris is a disorder showing persistent inflammation in the pilosebaceous follicles. It is one of the most prevalent dermatoses that millions of people suffer from globally.

Aim: The aim of this study was to identify species from patients with acne and to determine their drugs susceptibility. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/ijd.IJD_351_17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6124225PMC
September 2018
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A Case of Peritonitis Without Underlying Malignancies.

J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep 2018 Jan-Dec;6:2324709618795268. Epub 2018 Aug 21.

Kern Medical-University of California Los Angeles, Bakersfield, CA, USA.

is a rare cause of fungal infection in immunocompromised patients, mainly seen in hematological malignancies. infections are extremely rare in immunocompetent patients, as it is part of normal human microbial flora. We are presenting an extremely rare case of peritonitis in an otherwise immunocompetent patient who suffered from gastrointestinal leakage due to pancreatitis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2324709618795268DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6104205PMC
August 2018
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Potential transmission pathways of clinically relevant fungi in indoor swimming pool facilities.

Int J Hyg Environ Health 2018 09 23;221(8):1107-1115. Epub 2018 Aug 23.

National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Centre for Zoonoses and Environmental Microbiology, P.O. Box 1, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands.

Possible transmission pathways of fungi in indoor swimming pool facilities were assessed through fungal counting in different areas of the facilities and typing of the collected fungal isolates. Air, water and surface samples were collected from seven different indoor swimming pool facilities. Fungal species were identified based on their internal transcribed spacer (ITS) sequences. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheh.2018.07.013DOI Listing
September 2018
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Recurrent fungal infections in a Chinese patient with CARD9 deficiency and a review of 48 cases.

Br J Dermatol 2018 Aug 16. Epub 2018 Aug 16.

Laboratory of Dermatoimmunology, Rui Jin Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China.

Deficiency of CARD9 (caspase recruitment domain-containing protein 9) has been reported in individuals with recurrent and invasive fungal infections. We report on a patient who first had Trichosporon asahii affecting the skin then Candida albicans infections involving the digestive tract and knee joint, along with elevated serum IgE. After stimulation with C. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjd.17092DOI Listing
August 2018
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Effect of resveratrol and Regrapex-R-forte on Trichosporon cutaneum biofilm.

Folia Microbiol (Praha) 2019 Jan 30;64(1):73-81. Epub 2018 Jul 30.

Department of Biotechnology, University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, Technická 5, 166 28, Prague, Czech Republic.

Microorganisms that cause chronic infections exist predominantly as surface-attached stable communities known as biofilms. Microbial cells in biofilms are highly resistant to conventional antibiotics and other forms of antimicrobial treatment; therefore, modern medicine tries to develop new drugs that exhibit anti-biofilm activity. We investigated the influence of a plant polyphenolic compound resveratrol (representative of the stilbene family) on the opportunistic pathogen Trichosporon cutaneum. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12223-018-0633-0DOI Listing
January 2019
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Catheter-Related Trichosporon asahii Bloodstream Infection in a Neutropenic Patient with Myelodysplastic Syndrome.

Infect Chemother 2018 Jun;50(2):138-143

Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.

Because primary antifungal prophylaxis is widely used for immunocompromised hosts, the incidences of unusual fungal infections have increased. Trichosporon asahii has emerged as an important life-threatening opportunistic systemic pathogen because of the increased use of cytotoxic or immunosuppressant agents, along with high mortality rates. Here, we describe a case of catheter-related T. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3947/ic.2018.50.2.138DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6031601PMC
June 2018
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A Polysaccharide Derived from a Trichosporon sp. Culture Strongly Primes Plant Resistance to Viruses.

Mol Plant Microbe Interact 2018 12 3;31(12):1257-1270. Epub 2018 Oct 3.

1 Agricultural Biotechnology Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taipei 11529, Taiwan; and.

Plant viruses cause devastating diseases in plants, yet no effective viricide is available for agricultural application. We screened cultured filtrates derived from various soil microorganisms cultured in vegetable broth that enhanced plant viral resistance. A cultured filtrate, designated F8 culture filtrate, derived from a fungus belonging to the genus Trichosporon, induced strong resistance to various viruses on different plants. Read More

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https://apsjournals.apsnet.org/doi/10.1094/MPMI-01-18-0012-R
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/MPMI-01-18-0012-RDOI Listing
December 2018
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Multiple sclerosis and mixed microbial infections. Direct identification of fungi and bacteria in nervous tissue.

Neurobiol Dis 2018 Sep 1;117:42-61. Epub 2018 Jun 1.

Centro de Biología Molecular "Severo Ochoa" (CSIC-UAM), c/Nicolás Cabrera, 1. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Cantoblanco, 28049 Madrid, Spain. Electronic address:

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the prototypical inflammatory disease of the central nervous system (CNS), leading to multifocal demyelination and neurodegeneration. The etiology of this incurable disease is unknown and remains a matter of intensive research. The possibility that microbial infections, such as viruses or bacteria, can trigger an autoimmune reaction in CNS tissue has been suggested. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nbd.2018.05.022DOI Listing
September 2018
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Neuroinfections caused by fungi.

Infection 2018 Aug 21;46(4):443-459. Epub 2018 May 21.

Department of Diagnostics and Treatment of Parasitic Diseases and Mycoses, Medical University of Lodz, Pomorska 251, 92-213, Lodz, Poland.

Background: Fungal infections of the central nervous system (FIs-CNS) have become significantly more common over the past 2 decades. Invasion of the CNS largely depends on the immune status of the host and the virulence of the fungal strain. Infections with fungi cause a significant morbidity in immunocompromised hosts, and the involvement of the CNS may lead to fatal consequences. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s15010-018-1152-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6096918PMC
August 2018
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Risk assessment for the spread of Candida sp. in dental chair unit waterlines using molecular techniques.

Int Dent J 2018 Dec 4;68(6):386-392. Epub 2018 May 4.

Centre Universitaire Elhadj Bouchaïb, Ain Témouchent, Algérie.

Aims: The aim of this study was to evaluate the presence of yeasts in dental chair unit waterlines (DCUWLs) and to test their ability to form biofilms.

Materials And Methods: Eighteen dental waterlines were analysed by culture in liquid Sabouraud in order to allow the quantification and the purification of isolated yeasts from their internal surfaces. All isolates were identified by standard laboratory procedures, including CHROMagar Candida medium for orientation, commercial yeast identification system Api Candida, MALDI-TOF MS and DNA sequencing. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/idj.12401
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/idj.12401DOI Listing
December 2018
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Candida species in tchapalo and bangui, two traditional alcoholic beverages from Côte d'Ivoire.

Fungal Biol 2018 05 2;122(5):283-292. Epub 2018 Feb 2.

Nangui Abrogoua University, Laboratory of Biotechnology and Food Microbiology, Department of Food Science and Technology (UFR-STA), 02 BP 801 Abidjan 02, Cote d'Ivoire.

The increase of infections due to non-Candida albicans species made it very necessary to conduct adequate characterization to be able to identify the species of Candida isolated from traditional fermented foods. In this study, based on their hue on Candida Chromogenic Agar medium, a total of 136 yeast strains were isolated from tchapalo and bangui. Molecular identification based on PCR-RFLP of internal transcribed spacers of rDNA (ITS) and sequencing of the ITS and the D1/D2 regions allowed us to assign these isolates to seven species: Candida tropicalis, Candida inconspicua, Candida rugosa, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Kluyveromyces marxianus, Hanseniaspora guilliermondii, Trichosporon asahii. Read More

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May 2018
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Risk Analysis for Invasive Fungal Infection after Living Donor Liver Transplantation: Which Patient Needs Potent Prophylaxis?

Dig Surg 2019 12;36(1):59-66. Epub 2018 Apr 12.

Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan.

Background: Invasive fungal infection (IFI) is associated with high mortality after living donor liver transplant (LDLT). The aim of this study was to identify the risk factors for post-LDLT IFI for early diagnosis and improvement of antifungal treatment outcome.

Methods: Risk analysis data were available for all 153 patients who underwent LDLT between January 2005 and April 2012. Read More

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April 2019
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Periprosthetic fungal infection of a hip caused by .

Arthroplast Today 2018 Mar 28;4(1):24-26. Epub 2017 Jul 28.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Austral University Hospital, Adult Reconstruction Section, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

An immunocompromised patient with a history of multiple hip implant revisions extended courses of empiric antibiotic treatment, and a retained metallic rod in the femoral medullary canal was transferred for diagnostic studies and treatment. A high suspicion of fungal infection and utilization of extended and specific fungal cultures were the diagnostic keys for infection with . The treatment consisted in a debridement surgery with the use of a functional spacer with cement supplemented with voriconazole and vancomycin plus a 6-month systemic treatment with voriconazole. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5859464PMC
March 2018
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Detection of some new Trichosporon species from the dystrophied nails of three female members of a family from North Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir.

Mycoses 2018 Aug 6;61(8):534-542. Epub 2018 Apr 6.

School of Biotechnology, University of Jammu, Jammu, India.

Dermatophytes are considered as the main pathogens responsible for onychomycosis, but recently successive isolations of yeast-like fungi from the infected nails has led to consider these also as primary agents of nail infections. Trichosporon species which are non-candidal, basidiomycetous, yeast-like, anamorphic fungi are commonly isolated from soil but they are also emerging as important etiological agents of onychomycosis. Three species of Trichosporon viz. Read More

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August 2018
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Antifungal Activity of Chitosan-Coated Poly(lactic-co-glycolic) Acid Nanoparticles Containing Amphotericin B.

Mycopathologia 2018 Aug 1;183(4):659-668. Epub 2018 Mar 1.

Department of Pharmacy, Universidade Estadual do Centro-Oeste/UNICENTRO, Rua Simeão Camargo Varela de Sá 03, Guarapuava, PR, 85040-080, Brazil.

Amphotericin B (AmB) is one of the most used drugs for the treatment of systemic fungal infections; however, the treatment causes several toxic manifestations, including nephrotoxicity and hemolytic anemia. Chitosan-coated poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) nanoparticles containing AmB were developed with the aim to decrease AmB toxicity and propose the oral route for AmB delivery. In this work, the antifungal efficacy of chitosan-coated PLGA nanoparticles containing AmB was evaluated in 20 strains of fungus isolates from patients with vulvovaginal candidiasis (01 Candida glabrata and 03 Candida albicans), bloodstream infections (04 C. Read More

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August 2018
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[Histopathological Diagnosis of Invasive Fungal Infections in Formalin-Fixed and Paraffin-Embedded Tissues in Conjunction with Molecular Methods].

Med Mycol J 2018 ;59(1):E7-E18

Department of Surgical Pathology, Toho University School of Medicine.

The main objective of this study was to evaluate the relationship between histopathology, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and in situ hybridization (ISH) for the identification of causative fungi in formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue specimens. Since pathogenic fungi in tissue specimens can be difficult to identify morphologically, PCR and ISH have been usually employed as auxiliary procedures. However, little comparison has been made on the sensitivity and specificity of PCR and ISH using FFPE specimens. Read More

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April 2018
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septic thrombophlebitis following lower extremity amputation in an immunocompetent host.

BMJ Case Rep 2018 Jan 6;2018. Epub 2018 Jan 6.

Department of Infectious Diseases, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA.

A 59-year-old man with a history of peripheral vascular disease status post femoral popliteal bypass presented with critical limb ischaemia of the left leg. An arterial Doppler ultrasound showed an occluded graft requiring an above knee amputation. Five days after surgery, the patient developed fever, leucocytosis, significant stump swelling and pain, and serosanguinous discharge from his wound. Read More

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January 2018
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An Unusual Infection in a Child with Congenital Heart Disease - Trichosporon asahii Infection with Rapid Diagnosis by 18s Ribonucleic Acid (RNA).

Ann Acad Med Singapore 2017 11;46(11):439-442

Department of Paediatrics, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore.

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November 2017
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Biofilm formation and antifungal susceptibility of Trichosporon asahii isolates from Mexican patients.

Rev Iberoam Micol 2018 Jan - Mar;35(1):22-26. Epub 2017 Dec 26.

Departamento de Microbiología, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Mexico. Electronic address:

Background: Trichosporon asahii is a yeast-like fungus that has recently gained importance as a cause of opportunistic systemic infections. The pathogenicity and virulence factors of T. asahii remain largely unknown. Read More

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September 2018
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Fatal disseminated Trichosporon asahii fungemia in a child with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and a morbilliform eruption.

Pediatr Dermatol 2018 Jan 20;35(1):e86-e87. Epub 2017 Dec 20.

Department of Dermatology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA.

Trichosporonosis is a rare, life-threatening, opportunistic fungal infection that affects immunocompromised individuals with neutropenia, particularly those with underlying hematologic malignancies. We present the case of a 10-year-old boy with acute lymphoblastic leukemia who developed a diffuse, morbilliform eruption in the setting of fever and pancytopenia. He was found to have Trichosporon asahii fungemia with widespread visceral dissemination, and his condition rapidly deteriorated despite treatment. Read More

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January 2018
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Successful treatment of breakthrough disseminated fungemia in a patient with acute myeloid leukemia receiving itraconazole prophylaxis.

Med Mycol Case Rep 2018 Jun 28;20:1-3. Epub 2017 Nov 28.

Department of Hematology, Tachikawa Hospital, Tokyo 190-8531, Japan.

We encountered a case of a 73-year-old man with acute myeloid leukemia who developed systemic infection while on itraconazole prophylaxis during severe neutropenia. Cryptococcal antigen was useful for diagnosis. Although itraconazole was ineffective in protecting against trichosporonosis, treatment was successful with voriconazole following liposomal amphotericin B. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5726745PMC
June 2018
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Integrated transcriptomic analysis of Trichosporon Asahii uncovers the core genes and pathways of fluconazole resistance.

Sci Rep 2017 Dec 19;7(1):17847. Epub 2017 Dec 19.

Department of Dermatology, PLA Army General Hospital, 5 Nanmencang, Beijing, 100700, China.

Trichosporon asahii (T. asahii) has emerged as a dangerous pathogen that causes rare but life-threatening infections. Its resistance to certain antifungal agents makes it difficult to treat, especially for patients undergoing long-term antibiotic therapy. Read More

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http://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-18072-9
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5736589PMC
December 2017
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