First report of fatal human infections with the cactophilic yeast Sporopachydermia cereana

Parameswaran Anoop*, Unell Riley, Mark E. Ethell, Jennie Treleaven, Elizabeth Johnson, Gareth J. Morgan, Mike N. Potter

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Abstract

Sporopachydermia cereana is a cactophilic yeast, which is not recognised as a human pathogen. We describe two fatal infections with this fungus in profoundly neutropenic patients. S. cereana escapes detection by conventional mycological identification methods. This organism may be an under-recognised cause of fatal fungal sepsis among immunocompromised patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)311-313
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Infection
Volume62
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011

Keywords

  • Fungal sepsis
  • Sporopachydermia cereana

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