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Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin. 1991 Nov;9(9):557-60.

[Scedosporium inflatum, a new pathogenic fungus. Report of 2 cases with a fatal outcome].

[Article in Spanish]

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Unidad de Microbiología, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Barcelona, Reus, Tarragona.


Scedosporium inflatum is a newly described human pathogen, their infections primarily involved musculoskeletal tissues. We report 2 fatal cases with disseminated S. inflatum infections in Spanish patients. The fungus was isolated from blood in both cases. Amphotericin B treatment was ineffective. In vitro susceptibility testing of one isolate against 7 antifungal agents is done. These cases illustrate the need to remain vigilant for this new emerging pathogen.

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