Disseminated Mycosis by Arthrocladium fulminans Jeopardizing a Patient with GATA2 Deficiency

Benjamin Egenlauf, Maren Schuhmann, Thomas Giese, Thomas Junghanss, Marija Stojkovic, Kathrin Tintelnot, Sybren de Hoog, Johann Greil, Elvira Richter, Maria Vehresschild, Claus Peter Heussel, Felix J F Herth, Michael Kreuter

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GATA2 deficiency is characterized by monocytopenia, deficiency of dendritic cells, and a variable degree of lymphocytopenia affecting B cells and NK cells, leading to an enhanced risk of mycobacterial, viral, and fungal infections. Here we present a patient with a heterozygous intronic GATA2 mutation who acquired a fatal disseminated mycosis due to the black yeast-like fungus Arthrocladium fulminans following an infection with Mycobacterium sherrisii. This case illustrates that in patients with severe uncommon infections, immunodeficiency syndromes must be ruled out.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)472-475
Number of pages4
JournalRespiration; international review of thoracic diseases
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2019


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