Bone infection caused by Debaryomyces hansenii in a normal host: A case report

B. Wong, T. E. Kiehn, F. Edwards, E. M. Bernard, R. C. Marcove, E. de Harven, D. Armstrong

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Abstract

Debaryomyces hansenii was isolated from a cystic lesion in the distal tibia of a healthy 23-year-old woman. Ascospores were demonstrated when the organism was incubated at 25 but not at 20° C. Electron microscopy was necessary to demonstrate the warty surface of the ascospore wall. Growth was inhibited in vitro by low concentrations of amphotericin B, 5-fluorocytosine, miconazole, and ketoconazole. Four previous cases of infection caused by Debaryomyces spp. and one caused by the related fungus Torulopsis candida were reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)545-548
Number of pages4
JournalUnknown Journal
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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