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We present a comprehensive phylogeny derived from 5 genes, nucSSU, nucLSU rDNA, TEF1, RPB1 and RPB2, for 356 isolates and 41 families (six newly described in this volume) in Dothideomycetes. All currently accepted orders in the class are represented for the first time in addition to numerous previously unplaced lineages. Subclass Pleosporomycetidae is(More)
The freshwater Dothideomycetes species are an ecological rather than taxonomic group and comprise approximately 178 meiosporic and mitosporic species. Due to convergent or parallel morphological adaptations to aquatic habitats, it is difficult to determine phylogenetic relationships among freshwater taxa and among freshwater, marine and terrestrial taxa(More)
Alternariosis, a fungal infection resembling aspergillosis, has been described in immunocompromized and immunocompetent hosts. We report a case of cutaneous alternariosis that occurred during neutropenia in an allogeneic BMT patient receiving antifungal prophylaxis with fluconazole. Therapy required surgical excision and iv amphotericin B. Awareness of this(More)
We reviewed the autopsy records of 56 patients who had undergone BMT at the Detroit Medical Center during 1988-1992. Most patients (43 of 56) had died within 2 months of BMT. One or more infections were identified at autopsy in 25 of 40 (63%) allogeneic and four of 16 (25%) autologous BMT recipients. Microorganisms isolated at autopsy were cytomegalovirus(More)
Infection with nocardia is rare in BMT patients. We described the first reported case of pulmonary nocardiosis in an allogeneic marrow recipient with graft-versus-host disease. The patient developed nocardial infection while receiving trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole as prophylaxis against Pneumocystis. The salient clinical presentation was right lower lung(More)
In this report, we describe a case of Rhodococcus equi lung infection diagnosed in an allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant with oral graft-versus-host disease 3 months after stem cell infusion. The lung lesion persisted despite an approximate 3 months of vancomycin therapy, but then responded favorably to a combination of intravenous ertapenem at 1(More)
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