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Infectio

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FRANCO RODRIGUEZ, Adriana Paola et al. Emerging fungal infections: Sporobolomyces salmonicolor fungemia. Case Report. Infect. [online]. 2010, vol.14, suppl.2, pp.s193-s196. ISSN 0123-9392.

The emergence of pathogens, mainly fungi, in recent years has been partly due to overappearance of organisms that normally are not pathogenic in humans. The following report describes Sporobolomyces salmonicolor fungaemia and proven meningoencephalitis in a patient not showing risk factors who suffers a fatal outcome despite management with antifungal agents. The said yeast lives mainly in tree environments and plants. This case reminds us that there is S. salmonicolor within the emerging fungal infections, and this fact should be taken into account in the differential diagnosis of yeasts in blood as a rare and lifethreatening cause.

Keywords : Fungemia; Sporobolomyces spp; yeasts.

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