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Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2002 Apr;21(4):356-7.

Peripheral thromboembolism associated with Malassezia furfur sepsis.

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Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA.


Malassezia furfur fungemia can cause sepsis in low birth weight neonates receiving parenteral lipids through central intravenous catheters. Its presentation has varied from nonspecific signs and symptoms to pulmonary vasculitis and endocarditis. We report the case of a premature infant who developed peripheral thromboembolic phenomena without evidence of endocarditis associated with M. furfur fungemia, an association not previously described.

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