Disseminated Trichosporon beigelii infection after orthotopic liver transplantation

M. J. Ness, Rodney Smith Markin, R. P. Wood, B. W. Shaw, G. L. Woods

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Abstract

A 25-year-old male, who received an orthotopic liver transplant for fulminant hepatic failure resulting from hepatitis B, had disseminated Trichosporon beigelii infection develop. Of the 55 cases of disseminated T. beigelii that have been reported in the English-language medical literature, most have occurred in patients who were both neutropenic and had compromised cell-mediated immunity. Mortality has ranged from 60 to 78%. Outcome appears to depend significantly on leukocyte recovery. Histologically, Trichosporon can be confused with Candida; however, recognition of the arthroconidia and pleomorphic hyphae and pseudohyphae of Trichosporon should allow their differentiation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-123
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Clinical Pathology
Volume92
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

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Disseminated Trichosporon beigelii infection after orthotopic liver transplantation. / Ness, M. J.; Markin, Rodney Smith; Wood, R. P.; Shaw, B. W.; Woods, G. L.

In: American Journal of Clinical Pathology, Vol. 92, No. 1, 01.01.1989, p. 119-123.

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Ness, M. J. ; Markin, Rodney Smith ; Wood, R. P. ; Shaw, B. W. ; Woods, G. L. / Disseminated Trichosporon beigelii infection after orthotopic liver transplantation. In: American Journal of Clinical Pathology. 1989 ; Vol. 92, No. 1. pp. 119-123.
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