Breakthrough Saprochaete capitata infections in patients receiving echinocandins: case report and review of the literature.


We report a rare case of a fatal Saprochaete capitata breakthrough infection in a patient with acute myeloid leukemia receiving empirical caspofungin therapy. S. capitata is an uncommon, yet emerging cause of invasive infections, especially in patients with haematological malignancies. Blood cultures from our patient yielded S. capitata which was found to… (More)
DOI: 10.3109/13693786.2010.535179

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