Fatal post-operative Trichoderma longibrachiatum mediastinitis and peritonitis in a paediatric patient with complex congenital cardiac disease on peritoneal dialysis

Carlos F. Santillan Salas, Avni Y. Joshi, Neelam Dhiman, Ritu Banerjee, W. Charles Huskins, Nancy L. Wengenack, Nancy K. Henry

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Abstract

Trichoderma longibrachiatum is an emerging pathogen in immunocompromised patients. We report a case of Trichoderma post-operative mediastinitis and peritonitis in a child with complex congenital cardiac disease and functional asplenia. The patient was treated unsuccessfully, initially with caspofungin alone followed by a combination of voriconazole (systemic and topical), caspofungin and intraperitoneal amphotericin B. G 2011 Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1869-1871
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of medical microbiology
Volume60
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology (medical)

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