Case report. Fungaemia due to Penicillium piceum, a member of the Penicillium marneffei complex.

Abstract

Due to the inability of most Penicillium species to grow at 37 degrees C, systemic non-marneffei infections are very rare in the human host. We describe a case of fungemia due to Penicillium piceum in a female patient, who died a few days after repeated isolation of this fungus from blood cultures. The species is a member of the section Biverticillata of Penicillium, as was confirmed by rDNA Internal Transcribed Spacer (ITS) sequence data, and hence may share virulence factors with P. marneffei.

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@article{Horr2001CaseRF, title={Case report. Fungaemia due to Penicillium piceum, a member of the Penicillium marneffei complex.}, author={Regine Horr{\'e} and Susanne Gilges and P. Breig and Bernd Kupfer and G. Sybren de Hoog and Elmer Hoekstra and Natthiwan Poonwan and Klaus P. Schaal}, journal={Mycoses}, year={2001}, volume={44 11-12}, pages={502-4} }