Korean J Infect Dis.  2000 Jun;32(3):252-255.

A Case of Pichia ohmeri Fungemia Related to the Central Venous Catheter

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Clinical Pathology, Korea Veterans Hospital, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Pichia ohmeri is a very rare pathogen of human infection. To date, two cases of P. ohmeri infection were reported worldwide. We have experienced a case of catheter-related P. ohmeri fungemia. The patient had been admitted due to cerebrovascular accident in rehabilitation center since August 1998. He had been bedridden due to previous cerebrovascular accident and undergone several episodes of nosocomial infection. Multiple antimicrobial agents had been used with central venous catheter for parenteral nutrition. On February 1999, he had developed fever and dyspnea. Vancomycin and imipenem were administered empirically and central venous catheter was removed on the impression of central venous catheter related infection. Blood culture and catheter tip culture grew P. ohmeri. He developed septic shock and finally led to death before the administration of amphotericin B.

Keyword

Pichia ohmeri; Fungemia; Catheter related infection

MeSH Terms

Amphotericin B
Anti-Infective Agents
Catheters
Central Venous Catheters*
Cross Infection
Dyspnea
Fever
Fungemia*
Humans
Imipenem
Parenteral Nutrition
Pichia*
Rehabilitation Centers
Shock, Septic
Stroke
Vancomycin
Amphotericin B
Anti-Infective Agents
Imipenem
Vancomycin
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