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Indian Pediatr. 2012 Sep;49(9):745-7.

A fatal outbreak of Trichosporon asahii sepsis in a neonatal intensive care Unit.

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Department of Pediatrics, Mangla Hospital and Research Center, Shakti Chowk, Bijnor, India.


We describe an outbreak of Trichosporon asahii in 8 newborn infants with sepsis. Six out of these 8 infants died. The organism was identified on specific culture and morphologic characteristics. The organism was sensitive to amphotericin-B but resistant to fluconazole. Laminar flow unit was suspected to be the source of the outbreak.

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