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Species Distribution and Antifungal Susceptibility of Yeasts Isolated from Ear Specimens

Kwon YJ, Byun SA, Choi MJ, Won EJ, Kim SH, Shin JH

BACKGROUND: Candida auris was first isolated from the ears of Japanese and Korean patients. However, the prevalence of yeast isolates from ear cultures and their antifungal susceptibility profiles in these...
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Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis: A Case Report

Chen M, Ruan W, Zhang L, Hu B, Yang X

Primary amebic encephalitis (PAM) is a devastating central nervous system infection caused by Naegleria fowleri, a free-living amoeba, which can survive in soil and warm fresh water. Here, a 43-year-old...
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Fungal Keratitis Caused by Corynespora cassiicola, a Plant Pathogen

Chung SR, Lee HS, You IC

A 74-year-old man presented with pain and progressively worsening vision from 20 days ago in the left eye. His ophthalmological history was significant for cataract extraction, scleromalacia, and three surgeries...
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A Case of Fungal Endophthalmitis after Having Received Extraction of Wisdom Tooth in Healthy Woman

Lee M, Choi EY, Lee SC, Kim M

PURPOSE: To report a case of candida endogenous endophthalmitis in healthy women who had received extraction of wisdom tooth. CASE SUMMARY: A 65-year-old medically healthy woman who had received extraction of...
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Successful Treatment of Protothecal Tenosynovitis in an Immunocompetent Patient using Amphotericin B Deoxycholate

Kim JE, Oh TH, Lee KH, Shin JH, Jung SI

Protothecosis is an uncommon human infection caused by achlorophyllic algae of the genus Prototheca, especially P. wickerhamii. The skin is the most frequently involved organ and cases of protothecal tenosynovitis...
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Cryotherapy on Refractory Fungal Corneal Ulcer: A Case Report

Kim HJ, Lim HR, Koh JW

PURPOSE: We report a case of cryotherapy for fungal corneal ulcers that did not respond to antifungal agents. CASE SUMMARY: A 58-year-old man was transferred to our hospital with a left...
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Intra-Amniotic Candida Infection Treated by Liposomal Amphotericin B in a Patient with Cervical Insufficiency

Kang HS, Yang SH, Kim HS, Park JW

Intra-amniotic Candida infection is uncommon but the consequence can be catastrophic. Transcervical amphotericin B and intra-amniotic fluconazole administration were identified in the literature. We present a case with intact membranes...
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A Case of Disseminated Infection with Skin Manifestation due to Non-neoformans and Non-gattii Cryptococcus in a Patient with Refractory Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Park SS, Lee H, Park WS, Hwang SH, Choi SI, Choi MH, Lee SW, Ko EJ, Choi YJ, Eom HS

Cryptococcus spp. other than Cryptococcus neoformans or Cryptococcus gattii were previously considered saprophytes and thought to be non-pathogenic to humans. However, opportunistic infections associated with non-neoformans and non-gattii species, such...
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Treatment of Rhino-Orbito-Cerebral Aspergillosis with Combination of Amphotericin, Posaconazole and Amphotericin Irrigation: A Case Report

Kim SY, Ko SJ, Choi KH, Kim SD

PURPOSE: To report a case of rhino-orbito-cerebral aspergillosis successfully treated with a combination of amphotericin B, posaconazole and amphotericin B irrigation. CASE SUMMARY: A 59-year-old male with hypertension, diabetes mellitus and...
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Fungal Infection in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus

Yun NR

Diabetes mellitus is a major risk factor for fungal infections, and mortality increases when diagnosis and treatment of fungal infections are delayed in diabetic patients. Common fungal infections in diabetic...
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Vertebral Osteomyelitis Caused by Mucormycosis

Oh K, Kwon OC, Park HJ, Lee M, Cho SC, Song JS, Kim SH

Mucormycosis is a rare but fatal disease and usually affects the rhinocerebrum, lungs, traumatic wounds or surgical sites. Vertebral osteomyelitis due to mucormycosis is very rare, with only three cases...
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Keratitis Caused by Paecilomyces lilacinus after Cataract Surgery in a Patient with Systemic and Autoimmune Disease

Oh SY, Kang HS, Lee CK

PURPOSE: To report a case of Paecilomyces lilacinus fungal keratitis after cataract surgery in a patient with chronic systemic and autoimmune disease who was treated with medical therapy and penetrating...
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A Case of Fungal Keratitis Caused by Purpureocillium lilacinum: A Microbiological Review of Korean Cases

Kim J, Kim D, Jang J, Sung H, Kim MN

Purpureocillium(P) lilacinum is a ubiquitous, saprophytic filamentous fungus that is infrequently reported in keratitis and cutaneous infections. However, the microbiological characterization of the culture isolates is limited in Korea. A...
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Gastric Mucormycosis Followed by Traumatic Cardiac Rupture in an Immunocompetent Patient

Lee SW, Lee HS

Gastric mucormycosis is a rare and life-threatening fungal disease, caused by fungus in the order Mucorales. While rhino-cerebral and pulmonary forms are common, gastric mucormycosis is an uncommon site for...
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A Case of Therapeutic Keratoplasty Using Cryo-preservative Cornea in Candida albicans Keratitis

Han JY, Jun JH

PURPOSE: To report a case treated with therapeutic keratoplasty using a cryo-preserved cornea in a patient with Candida albicans keratitis. CASE SUMMARY: A 77-year-old female visited our clinic because of left...
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Kodamaea ohmeri Fungemia in a Patient with Carcinoma of the Ampulla of Vater

Son BR, Shin KS

Kodamaea ohmeri, previously known as Pichia ohmeri or Yamadazyma ohmeri, is an ascosporogenous yeast that belong to the Saccharomycetaceae family, and it is a rare yeast-form fungus recently identified as...
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A Case of Rhino-Orbital-Cerebral Mucormycosis Successfully Treated by Surgical Treatment and Posaconazole

Seo Y, Park J, Jang T

Mucormycosis is a highly aggressive and fatal fungal infection. Due to its rapid progression, combination of early wide surgical debridement with administration of antifungal agent is extremely crucial. European Society...
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Cutaneous Mucormycosis in a Patient with Diabetes Mellitus

Park JH, Park SH, Kang EG, Kyung GC, An HD, An SY

Mucormycosis is a rare disease caused by fungi. Most commonly involved sites of mucormycosis infection are sinuses, lungs, skin and soft tissues. Systemic risk factors for mucormycosis are diabetes mellitus,...
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Antifungal Susceptibility Testing with Etest for Candida Species Isolated from Patients with Oral Candidiasis

Song YB, Suh MK, Ha GY, Kim H

BACKGROUND: The necessity of performing antifungal susceptibility tests is recently increasing because of frequent cases of oral candidiasis caused by antifungal-resistant Candida species. The Etest (BioMerieux, Marcy l'Etoile, France) is...
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Molecular Identification and Amphotericin B Susceptibility Testing of Clinical Isolates of Aspergillus From 11 Hospitals in Korea

Heo MS, Shin JH, Choi MJ, Park YJ, Lee HS, Koo SH, Lee WG, Kim SH, Shin MG, Suh SP, Ryang DW

BACKGROUND: We investigated the species distribution and amphotericin B (AMB) susceptibility of Korean clinical Aspergillus isolates by using two Etests and the CLSI broth microdilution method. METHODS: A total of 136...
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