Systemic infection by Trichosporan beigelii; marked by fever or pneumonia with a high mortality; seen in neutropenic patients. Local infection with T. beigelii is white piedra, also known as trichosporosis.
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(1-3) Trichosporon asahii is the most frequently involved species in disseminated and deep-seated trichosporonosis including systemic infections due to therapeutic failure in transplanted patients.
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Trichosporon species can cause a disseminated invasive infection known as trichosporonosis. Trichosporonosis is an uncommon but frequently fatal mycosis in immunocompromised patients.3 Trichosporon genus is an indicator of summer-type hypersensitivity pneumonitis (SHP) in Japan.6,7
It causes opportunistic infections called trichosporonosis, especially in immunocompromised individuals and has potential to develop resistance to antifungal therapy (Taj-Aldeen et al., 2009; Martins-Diniz et al., 2005).
More than 100 patients with deep trichosporonosis have been described and 60% had severe neutropenia, usually with acute leukemia (16).
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About 110 cases of trichosporonosis have been reported, primarily in immunocompromised patients, Dr.
Disseminated trichosporonosis has been reported in immunocompromised patients under echinocandin therapy.