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Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2013 Jan;75(1):104-6. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2012.09.010. Epub 2012 Nov 20.

Pulmonary infection due to Pseudozyma aphidis in a patient with Burkitt lymphoma: first case report.

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  • 1Departamento de Micologia, Centro de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Av. Prof. Nelson Chaves, s/n, Cidade Universitária, 50670-420 Recife, Brazil.


Fungal infections are being increasingly reported in patients with malignancies. Pseudozyma aphidis is an opportunistic yeast usually isolated from plants and rarely from human samples. In this study, we report the first case of pulmonary infection due to P. aphidis in a Burkitt lymphoma patient.

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