CAROLYN E. HUGHES, M.D.; DORIS SERSTOCK, B.A.; BARBARA D. WILSON, M.D.; WILLIAM PAYNE, M.D.
To the editor: Invasive infections with Trichosporon beigelii (also called cutaneum) or T. capitatum are being reported with increasing frequency (1, 2). We describe the first human infection with a related organism, T. pullulans, and report the invitro susceptibilities of this organism to treatment with amphotericin B, flucytosine, and miconazole.
A 56-year-old white man was hospitalized for an infection in the left second toe. He had had a renal transplant 1 year previously, which was complicated by diabetes mellitus. Treatments included cyclosporine, azathioprine, and methylprednisolone. He had toe pain, swelling, erythema, and drainage for 4 weeks before admission, with a
HUGHES CE, SERSTOCK D, WILSON BD, PAYNE W. Infection with Trichosporon pullulans. Ann Intern Med. 1988;108:772–773. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-108-5-772_3
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