First report of fatal human infections with the cactophilic yeast Sporopachydermia cereana.

@article{Anoop2011FirstRO,
  title={First report of fatal human infections with the cactophilic yeast Sporopachydermia cereana.},
  author={Parameswaran Anoop and Unell Riley and Mark E Ethell and Jennie Treleaven and Elizabeth Mott Johnson and Gareth J Morgan and Mike N Potter},
  journal={The Journal of infection},
  year={2011},
  volume={62 4},
  pages={311-3}
}
Sporopachydermia cereana is a cactophilic yeast, which is not recognised as a human pathogen. We describe two fatal infections with this fungus in profoundly neutropenic patients. S. cereana escapes detection by conventional mycological identification methods. This organism may be an under-recognised cause of fatal fungal sepsis among immunocompromised patients. 

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