Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

Trichosporon pullulans (Lidner) Diddens & Lodder isolated from the oral cavity of AIDS patient

Pereira Neves, RejaneAuxiliadora de Queiroz Cavalcanti, MariaMaranhão Chaves, GuilhermeMaria Correia Magalhães, Oliane

Trichosporon has been reported as a remarkable emerging pathogen and usually occurs in imunodrepressed patients. An oropharyngeal secretion sample was collected from a patient with AIDS, at the Sector of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Osvaldo Cruz University Hospital, Pernambuco State, Brazil. No yeast cells or arthroconidia were observed in the direct exam, but a culture was positive for Trichosporon pullulans, which is being reported in an AIDS patient for the first time.

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