A rare case of cutaneous Papiliotrema ( Cryptococcus ) laurentii infection in a 23-year-old Caucasian woman affected by an autoimmune thyroid disorder with hypothyroidism

AbstractIn recent years, the frequency of infections due to saprophytic fungi has increased.Cryptococcus laurentii, recently classified asPapiliotrema laurentii, is responsible for fungemia, meningitis, and superficial infections. Here, we report the first case of cutaneousPapiliotrema (Cryptococcus)laurentii infection in a 23-year-old Caucasian woman affected by an autoimmune thyroiditis with hypothyroidism. Impairments of the immune system are often associated with unusual fungal infections, which cannot be neglected. The isolate strain was susceptible to Amphotericin B while resistant to fluconazole, itraconazole, voriconazole, and terbinafine. The patient was successfully treated with Amphotericin B.
Source: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

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