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Kodamaea (Pichia) ohmeri fungemia in a pediatric patient admitted in a public hospital

Barros De, J. D. and Nascimento Do, S. M. and Araujo De, F. J. and Rde Braz, F. and Andrade, V. S. and Theelen, B.J.F. and Boekhout, T. and Illnait-Zaragozi, M.T. and Gouveia, M. N. and Fernandes, M. C. and Monteiro, M. G. and Oliveira De, M. T. (2009) Kodamaea (Pichia) ohmeri fungemia in a pediatric patient admitted in a public hospital. Medical Mycology, 47, 775-779. ISSN 1369-3786.

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Kodamaea (Pichia) ohmeri is a yeast species that has not been reported to be a frequent cause of human infections. The current report describes a case of fungemia caused by K. ohmeri in a 3-year-old female patient hospitalized in the public hospital Maria Alice Fernandes, Natal, RN, Brazil. The patient had previously received antimicrobial therapy due to a peritoneal infection and nosocomial pneumonia, and had a central venous catheter implanted. Kodamaea ohmeri was isolated from blood and the tip of the catheter, 48 h after its implantation. The yeast was identified by standard microbiological methods and sequence analysis of the D1/D2 domains and the ITS 1 + 2 spacer regions of the ribosomal DNA. On CHROMagar Candida medium, the isolate showed a color change from pink to blue. The yeast was susceptible to amphotericin B, and liposomal AmB was used successfully to clear the infection.

Item Type:Article
Institutes:Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures (CBS)
ID Code:6882
Deposited On:27 Jan 2010 01:00
Last Modified:03 Aug 2010 15:25

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