Fatal Yarrowia lipolytica Intra-abdominal Abscess with Persistent Fungemia in a Liver Transplant Recipient

Shirin Mazumder, William Andrew Todd, Kerry Cleveland

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Abstract

Yarrowia lipolytica is a dimorphic fungus formerly named Candida lipolytica. Although candidemia is commonly encountered, fungemia due to Y. lipolytica is uncommon and is usually a relatively benign catheter-associated phenomenon. We report the first case of intra-abdominal abscess and persistent fungemia due to Y. lipolytica, which, unfortunately, was fatal in a liver transplant recipient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)273-275
Number of pages3
JournalInfectious Diseases in Clinical Practice
Volume23
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 12 2015

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  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Fatal Yarrowia lipolytica Intra-abdominal Abscess with Persistent Fungemia in a Liver Transplant Recipient. / Mazumder, Shirin; Todd, William Andrew; Cleveland, Kerry.

In: Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice, Vol. 23, No. 5, 12.09.2015, p. 273-275.

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