Successful treatment of breakthrough disseminated Trichosporon asahii fungemia in a patient with acute myeloid leukemia receiving itraconazole prophylaxis

Daiki Karigane, Masatoshi Sakurai, Emiko Matsuyama, Kentaro Ide, Sakiko Yamamoto-Takeuchi, Toyoko Inazumi, Sumiko Kohashi

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Abstract

We encountered a case of a 73-year-old man with acute myeloid leukemia who developed Trichosporon asahii systemic infection while on itraconazole prophylaxis during severe neutropenia. Cryptococcal antigen was useful for diagnosis. Although itraconazole was ineffective in protecting against trichosporonosis, treatment was successful with voriconazole following liposomal amphotericin B.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalMedical Mycology Case Reports
Volume20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jun 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cryptococcal antigen
  • Itraconazole
  • Liposomal amphotericin B
  • Trichosporon asahii
  • Voriconazole

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases

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