JMM Profile: Trichosporon yeasts: from superficial pathogen to threat for haematological-neutropenic patients

Elaine Cristina Francisco, Ferry Hagen

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Abstract

Trichosporon yeasts are classical agents of superficial mycoses, and they are ranked as the first to second predominant basidiomycetous yeast able to cause invasive infections. The clinical presentation of Trichosporon infections varies with the affected anatomical site, with fungaemia present in the majority of invasive trichosporonosis cases. Only a limited number of antifungal compounds can be used to treat Trichosporon infections. Azoles are the first choice due to their intrinsic resistance to echinocandins. Better laboratory methods and up-to-date databases of commercial platforms are required to improve identification, susceptibility testing and surveillance of this potentially threating infection.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Medical Microbiology
Volume71
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2022

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