Prolonged fever and splenic lesions caused by Malassezia restricta in an immunocompromised patient.

Abstract

Malassezia species are commonly found on human skin as commensals but can cause invasive infections in premature infants and immunocompromised hosts. Due to their fastidious growth, diagnosis of Malassezia infections can prove challenging. Molecular techniques can aid in diagnosis and treatment of invasive infections. We describe the case of a pediatric oncology patient with splenic lesions secondary to Malassezia restricta.

DOI: 10.1111/petr.12351

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@article{Maurice2014ProlongedFA, title={Prolonged fever and splenic lesions caused by Malassezia restricta in an immunocompromised patient.}, author={Annabelle de St Maurice and Haydar A. Frangoul and Alice C Coogan and John V Williams}, journal={Pediatric transplantation}, year={2014}, volume={18 8}, pages={E283-6} }