Successful treatment of catheter related blood stream infection by Millerozyma farinosa

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We report a case of catheter related blood stream infection caused by M. farinosa in a 71-year-old patient who recovered successfully after removal of the central venous catheter and treatment with micafungin” Hong et al (2018).

Abstract:

Millerozyma farinosa (formerly Pichia farinosa) is halotolerant yeast mainly found in food and ubiquitous in the environment. It was a rare yeast pathogen, but it has recently emerged as a cause of fungemia in immunocompromised patients. Optimal therapy for invasive fungal infection by this pathogen remains unclear. We report a case of catheter related blood stream infection caused by M. farinosa in a 71-year-old patient who recovered successfully after removal of the central venous catheter and treatment with micafungin.

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Hong, S.I., Suh, Y.S., Kim, H.O., Bae, I.G., Shin, J.H. and Cho, O.H. (2018) Successful Treatment of Catheter Related Blood Stream Infection By Millerozyma farinosa with Micafungin: A Case Report. Infection & Chemotherapy. 50(4), p.362-366.

doi: 10.3947/ic.2018.50.4.362.

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