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Title: Breakthrough Saprochaete capitata infections in patients receiving echinocandins: case report and review of the literature
Authors: Schuermans, C. ×
van Bergen, M.
Coorevits, Lieve
Verhaegen, Jan
Lagrou, Katrien
Surmont, Ignace
Jeurissen, A. #
Issue Date: May-2011
Publisher: Blackwell Science
Series Title: Medical Mycology vol:49 issue:4 pages:414-418
Abstract: We report a rare case of a fatal Saprochaete capitata breakthrough infection in a patient with acute myeloid leukemia receiving empirical caspofungin therapy. S. capitata is an uncommon, yet emerging cause of invasive infections, especially in patients with haematological malignancies. Blood cultures from our patient yielded S. capitata which was found to be resistant, in vitro, to caspofungin. We consecutively reviewed all published cases of breakthrough infections caused by S. capitata in patients receiving echinocandins. S. capitata should be considered in those patients who remain febrile or who develop invasive mould infections while under echinocandin therapy
ISSN: 1369-3786
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory of Clinical Bacteriology and Mycology
Laboratory of Clinical Immunology
Medicine Teaching Programs
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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