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Invasive mycosis due to species of Blastobotrys in immunocompromised patients with reduced susceptibility to antifungals

Publication Type : Journal Article

Thematic Areas : Medical Sciences

Publisher : Journal of clinical microbiology

Source : Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 2014

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Campus : Kochi

School : School of Medicine

Department : Microbiology

Year : 2014

Abstract : Cases of invasive mycosis due to Blastobotrys serpentis and B. proliferans identified by sequencing in a preterm patient and a rhabdomyosarcoma patient, respectively, are reported. Both species revealed elevated fluconazole and echinocandin MICs by the CLSI broth microdilution method. Additionally, B. serpentis exhibited high amphotericin B MICs, thus posing serious therapeutic challenges.

Cite this Research Publication : Anil Kumar, Rachana Babu, Swapna Bijulal, Mohan Abraham, P. Sasidharan, Shallu Kathuria, Cheshta Sharma, Jacques F. Meis, Anuradha Chowdhary "Invasive Mycosis Due to Species of Blastobotrys in Immunocompromised Patients with Reduced Susceptibility to Antifungals", Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 2014

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