Emergence of Blastoschizomyces capitatus yeast infections, Central Europe

Birrenbach, Tanja; Bertschy, Sonja; Aebersold, Franziska; Mueller, Nicolas J; Achermann, Yvonne; Muehlethaler, Konrad; Zimmerli, Stefan (2012). Emergence of Blastoschizomyces capitatus yeast infections, Central Europe. Emerging infectious diseases, 18(1), pp. 98-101. Atlanta, Ga.: U.S. National Center for Infectious Diseases 10.3201/eid1801.111192

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We report 5 cases of disseminated infection caused by Blastoschizomyces capitatus yeast in central Switzerland. The emergence of this yeast in an area in which it is not known to be endemic should alert clinicians caring for immunocompromised patients outside the Mediterranean region to consider infections caused by unfamiliar fungal pathogens.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of General Internal Medicine (DAIM) > Clinic of General Internal Medicine > Centre of Competence for General Internal Medicine
04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute for Infectious Diseases

UniBE Contributor:

Birrenbach, Tanja Nicole and Zimmerli, Stefan

ISSN:

1080-6040

Publisher:

U.S. National Center for Infectious Diseases

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:38

Last Modified:

23 Jul 2015 11:43

Publisher DOI:

10.3201/eid1801.111192

PubMed ID:

22261201

Web of Science ID:

000298973000016

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.15175

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/15175 (FactScience: 222425)

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