Exophiala (Wangiella) dermatitidis and cystic fibrosis - Prevalence and risk factors.

  title={Exophiala (Wangiella) dermatitidis and cystic fibrosis - Prevalence and risk factors.},
  author={Patrick Lebecque and Anissa Leonard and Daniel C. Huang and Gregory Reychler and Anca Boeras and Teresinha Leal and Françoise Symoens},
  journal={Medical mycology},
  volume={48 Suppl 1},
The objective of this prospective study was to assess the prevalence of Exophiala dermatitidis in respiratory secretions of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) and to identify risk factors for its presence. The results of all cultures performed over a 2-year period in non lung-transplant patients in our CF clinic were included in the study. Samples consisted of sputum (whenever possible) or deep pharyngeal aspirate after a session of physiotherapy. Specimens were inoculated onto Sabouraud… CONTINUE READING