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Engyodontium album fungaemia: the first reported case Fungemia por engyodontium album: primeiro caso reportado

Brazilian Journal of Microbiology. 2007;38(1):110-112 DOI 10.1590/S1517-83822007000100023


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Journal Title: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology

ISSN: 1517-8382 (Print); 1678-4405 (Online)

Publisher: Sociedade Brasileira de Microbiologia

LCC Subject Category: Science: Microbiology

Country of publisher: Brazil

Language of fulltext: English

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Danielle Patrícia Cerqueira Macêdo

Rejane Pereira Neves

Cristina Maria de Souza-Motta

Oliane M. Correia Magalhães


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Abstract | Full Text

Opportunistic mycoses have been increasingly observed among immunocompromised patients. We describe a case in which Engyodontium album was isolated and cultured from the blood of a patient with the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. E. album grew at 37ºC and showed proteinase activity, both indicators of pathogenicity. This is the first time that this organism has been reported as agent of fungaemia.<br>Micoses oportunistas têm sido progressivamente observadas entre pacientes imunocomprometidos. Nós descrevemos um caso no qual Engyodontium album foi isolado e crescido do sangue de um paciente com a Síndrome da Imunodeficiência Adquirida. E. album cresceu a 37ºC e exibiu atividade proteásica, ambos indicadores de patogenicidade. Esta é a primeira vez que este organismo foi reportado como agente de fungemia.