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Musculoskeletal infections by fungal agents are uncommon conditions. Pseudallescheria boydii is an ubiquitous saprophytic fungus frequently involved in maduromycosis but rarely in septic arthritis. We describe a case of Pseudallescheria boydii destructive suppurative arthritis and osteomyelitis of the knee in an adult Guadeloupean man. Osteoarticular(More)
A retrospective study was conducted in France to investigate Fusarium infections which are now recognized as emerging opportunistic infections. The clinical and mycological findings for 31 cases diagnosed between 1984 and 1993 by members of the French Groupe d'Etudes des Mycoses Opportunistes were analysed. All suffered from haematological disease, most(More)
The new micromethod for yeast susceptibility testing, MYCOTOTAL, was evaluated with 10 reference strains in seven laboratories. Ready-to-use microtitration plates and the same synthetic medium were used with two dilutions of imidazoles, flucytosine, and amphotericin B, permitting the categorization of each strain as susceptible, intermediate, or resistant.(More)
UNLABELLED Cryptococcus neoformans is a human opportunistic fungal pathogen causing severe disseminated meningoencephalitis, mostly in patients with cellular immune defects. This species is divided into three serotypes: A, D, and the AD hybrid. Our objectives were to compare population structures of serotype A and D clinical isolates and to assess whether(More)
Multiorgan microsporidiosis due to Enterocytozoon bieneusi was diagnosed in an HIV-infected patient. The parasite was found and identified as E. bieneusi by transmission electron microscopy in stools, duodenal biopsy, nasal discharge and sputum. No clinical improvement or parasite eradication was obtained after albendazole therapy, but the patient remained(More)
We report a case of pulmonary infiltrate in filariasis due to Loa loa in a 52 years old patient, living in Cameroon. Antifilarial treatment with ivermectin then diethylcarbamazine led to a rapid resoluting of the pulmonary abnormalities. It is the fifth case of lung disease during filariasis Loa loa.
BACKGROUND Most cases of mucormycosis occur in immunosuppressed children. Intracranial extension is lethal and must be prevented with early specific treatment. CASE REPORT A 42 month-old boy was admitted suffering from acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Edema of the left eyelid developed on the sixth day of induction chemotherapy. Mucormycosis was suspected(More)
During a multicentric study on the diagnosis of yeast septicemia, 5 blood culture media have been compared. 435 yeast strains have been isolated from 116,372 blood cultures received during year 1989 in the mycological laboratories of 5 university hospitals from east of France. The results show that Candida albicans is always the first septicemia agent with(More)