Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology

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: 2017  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 550--555

Scedosporium apiospermum, an emerging pathogen in India: Case series and review of literature


Dabet Rynga1, Malini R Capoor2, Swati Varshney2, Mayuresh Naik3, V Gupta3 
1 Departments of Microbiology, VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi; Department of Microbiology and Pathology, NEIAH, Shillong, Meghalaya, India
2 Department of Microbiology, VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India
3 Department of Ophthalmology, VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Malini R Capoor
Department of Microbiology, VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi - 110 029
India

Scedosporium apiospermum is a rare cause of infection but is increasingly being reported among immunocompromised individuals around the world. We report two cases of S. apiospermum, one of keratitis and the other of nasal polyp both from immunocompetent patients. The two cases were successfully treated with voriconazole. It is important to diagnose such infections as their antifungal susceptibility to amphotericin B is variable.


How to cite this article:
Rynga D, Capoor MR, Varshney S, Naik M, Gupta V. Scedosporium apiospermum, an emerging pathogen in India: Case series and review of literature.Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2017;60:550-555


How to cite this URL:
Rynga D, Capoor MR, Varshney S, Naik M, Gupta V. Scedosporium apiospermum, an emerging pathogen in India: Case series and review of literature. Indian J Pathol Microbiol [serial online] 2017 [cited 2019 Jul 21 ];60:550-555
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