torulopsosis

torulopsosis

[tôr′yəlopsō′sis, tôr′yoo͡lop′səsis]
Etymology: L, torulus, small swelling; Gk, opsis, appearance, osis, condition
an infection with the yeast Torulopsis glabrata, a normal inhabitant of the oropharynx, GI tract, and skin. T. glabrata causes disease in severely debilitated patients, in those with impaired immune function, and sometimes in those having prolonged urinary catheterization. Systemic infection is usually treated with amphotericin B.

tor·u·lop·so·sis

(tōr'yū-lop'sō-sis)
A usually opportunistic infection caused by Torulopsis glabrata and seen in patients with severe underlying disease or in immunocompromised patients; the disease may be bronchopulmonary, genitourinary, or septicemic.
See also: Candida

torulopsosis

infection by torulopsis.