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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 58  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 246-248

Disseminated trichosporonosis due to Trichosporon asahii in a diabetic patient


Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali Government Medical Sciences and Research Institute, Srinagar, Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India

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Deepak Juyal
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali Government Medical Sciences and Research Institute, Srinagar Garhwal - 246 174, Uttarakhand
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DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.155333

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Trichosporon asahii (formerly known as Trichosporon beigelii) is an emerging, life-threatening opportunistic pathogen and has been found to be invariably associated with disseminated or deep-seated trichosporonosis, more so among the patients with granulocytopenia or hematological malignancies. We here report a successfully treated case of disseminated trichosporonosis in a known diabetic, 14-year-old girl, admitted to our hospital with chief complaints of fever, chills, and burning micturition since 3 weeks. Disseminated trichosporonosis is usually an insidious disease with poor prognosis. Early diagnosis is crucial for successful treatment. High index of clinical suspicion and extensive microbiological investigations can clinch the diagnosis.


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