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Korean J Lab Med. 2010 Jun;30(3):284-288. English. Case Report.
Hwang S , Kim J , Yoon S , Cha Y , Kim M , Yong D , Chang JH , Jeong SH , Uh Y , Lee K .
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea.
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Research Institute of Bacterial Resistance, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Neurosurgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

A yeast-like strain was isolated from the brain abscess of a patient diagnosed with astrocytoma. Morphological and molecular analysis on D1/D2 domain in the 26S rRNA gene and internal transcript spacer region of the strain revealed that the strain belonged to the genus Pseudozyma. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report on the isolation of a Pseudozyma strain from brain abscess.

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