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A case report of a cystic fibrosis patient with repeated isolation of Trichosporon mycotoxinivorans identified by a novel short-extraction method

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Infectious Diseases, October 2016
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Title
A case report of a cystic fibrosis patient with repeated isolation of Trichosporon mycotoxinivorans identified by a novel short-extraction method
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BMC Infectious Diseases, October 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12879-016-1910-7
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Daniel Goldenberger, Vladimira Hinić, Spasenija Savic Prince, Michael Tamm, Anna-Maria Balestra, Doris Hohler, Reno Frei

Abstract

Trichosporon mycotoxinivorans is a recently described yeast-like fungal organism and its association as a pathogen for patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) was reported previously. We show the clinical course of a CF patient over 9 years as well as the applications of modern molecular and proteomic identification techniques of this rare fungus. We present the case of a 32-year-old male CF patient with sputum cultures continuously positive with the anamorphic yeast T. mycotoxinivorans during 9 years. Furthermore, susceptibility testing of T. mycotoxinivorans to different antifungals were performed. In addition, a rapid identification method of this novel fungal pathogen with matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) was applied using a simple extraction protocol. Our case presentation confirms T. mycotoxinivorans as a potential emerging pathogen in patients with CF. However, our CF patient showed mild symptoms over a very long time period of 9 years. A short MALDI-TOF MS procedure allows reliable and rapid identification of T. mycotoxinivorans and therefore should facilitate further study on the clinical relevance and epidemiology of this unusual fungal organism.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 7 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 2 29%
Lecturer 1 14%
Student > Bachelor 1 14%
Unknown 3 43%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 29%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 1 14%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 14%
Unknown 3 43%

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#8,574,249
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