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Pseudallescheria boydii Infection After Bone Marrow Transplantation

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Louisiana State University Medical School; New Orleans, Louisiana

Ann Intern Med. 1983;99(2):193-194. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-99-2-193
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Pseudallescheria boydii (Petriellidium boydii) is occasionally reported as a cause of systemic fungal infections in the immunosuppressed patient. Because the systemic disease is indistinguishable from infection with Aspergillus species, important therapeutic distinctions need to be recognized. This is the first reported occurrence of infection by P. boydii in a patient who had a bone marrow transplant.

A 39-year-old man with acute lymphoblastic leukemia had complete remission, a relapse, and then had a second complete remission, during a period of 7 months. Early in the second relapse, he was referred for bone marrow transplantation.

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