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Can J Infect Control. 1993 Autumn;8(3):63-4.

Malassezia furfur fungemia: a case report.


A laboratory-confirmed case of Malassezia furfur fungemia in a 71-year-old chronic total parenteral nutrition patient is described. The patient had extensive bowel necrosis secondary to vascular necrosis, and the infection appeared to be related to the use of Hickman catheter. A brief review of the literature about catheter-related malassezia sepsis, as well as salient aspects of laboratory diagnosis and identification of the fungus, are presented.

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