Trichosporon beigelii

Trichosporon beigelii

An organism widely distributed in soil, stagnant and fresh water and animal excreta isolated from normal skin, urinary, respiratory, GI tract; although rarely pathogenic, it is linked to white piedra and a summer-type hypersensitivity pneumonia; disseminated infection is more common in immunosuppression or CA Treatment Amphotericin B

Trichosporon beigelii

The causative agent of white piedra.
See: piedra
See also: Trichosporon
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In immunocompromised patients, a prolonged exposure to various environmental factors has led to an increase in the number of infections caused by P lilacinus, Fusarium species, Acremonium species, Trichosporon beigelii, Blastoschizomyces capitatus, Penicillium species, and other dematiaceous species.
Postoperative Trichosporon beigelii soft tissue infection.
Trichosporon beigelii fungemia and metastatic pneumonia in a trauma patient.
Disseminated Trichosporon beigelii infection causing skin lesions in a renal transplant patient.
Bloodstream infection due to Trichosporon beigelii in a burn patient: Case report and review of therapy.
Catheter-related fungemia caused by Trichosporon beigelii in non-neutropenic patients.
Central catheter infection by Trichosporon beigelii after autologous blood stem cell transplantation.
Trichosporon beigelii peritonitis in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis.
Morphologically similar molds include Geotrichum candidum and Trichosporon beigelii.