Infectious Disease Compendium

Trichosporon

Microbiology

A fungus, includes T. asahii, T. beigelii, T. inkin, T. mucoides, T. ovoides.

Epidemiologic Risks

Human flora.

Syndromes

T. asteroides and T cutaneum: superficial infections.

T. beigelii: disseminated disease in severely immunocompetent patients.

Treatment

For the rare dissiminated disease, voriconazole (Review). Plus debridement and catheter removal as needed.

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