DOI: 10.1016/j.ijid.2017.06.017
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Craig Kingston, Michael Medinger, Florian Banderet-Uglioni, Stefano Bassetti, Mario Bargetzi, Sebastian Haubitz, Christoph A. Fux, Veronika Bättig, Daniel Goldenberger, Jakob Passweg, Marc Heizmann

Abstract: Sporopachydermia cereana is a rare yeast found in necrotic cactus tissue, predominantly in the Americas. Infection in humans with clinical data has only been reported in four patients so far, all of whom died, either directly from the pathogen or from other complications of immunosuppression. Treatment of the yeast is complicated by difficulties in identification of the pathogen with conventional diagnostic techniques and by intrinsic resistance to echinocandins. The first patient to survive a disseminated inf…

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