Catheter-Associated Rhodotorula mucilaginosa Fungemia in an Immunocompetent Host

@inproceedings{Kim2013CatheterAssociatedRM,
  title={Catheter-Associated Rhodotorula mucilaginosa Fungemia in an Immunocompetent Host},
  author={Hyun Ah Kim and Miri Hyun and Seong Yeol Ryu},
  booktitle={Infection & chemotherapy},
  year={2013}
}
Rhodotorula species live in the environment, but can also colonize human epithelium, as well as respiratory, and gastrointestinal tracts. Reports of infection, especially in the past 2 decades, have noted increasing numbers of Rhodotorula infections, particularly in immunocompromised hosts, leading it to be considered emerging opportunistic pathogen. The major risk factors for infection were prolonged use of central venous catheters in patients with hematological and solid malignancies who are… CONTINUE READING
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