Hansenula anomala fungemia

Eliane Baron, Elias Anaissie, Frank Dumphy, Kenneth McCredie, Victor Fainstein

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Abstract

Fungi of the genus Hansenula have rarely been reported as pathogenic in humans. A case of catheter-related Hansenula anomala fungemia in a patient with acute leukemia in remission is presented, and the clinical features of 11 additional patients infected with Hansenula species are reviewed. The spectrum of disease with these organisms ranges from asymptomatic fungemia to life-threatening disseminated infection. Predisposing factors appear to be immunosuppression, use of intravenous devices, and previous treatment with antibacterial drugs. Clinical experience and limited in vitro susceptibility data show that amphotericin B remains the drug of choice in the treatment of hansenula infections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1182-1186
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume10
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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