Sputum isolation of Wangiella dermatitidis in patients with cystic fibrosis
Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
We report a case of invasive fungal pulmonary infection in a cystic fibrosis patient. Clinical deterioration coincided with isolation of Wangiella dermatitidis from her sputum, and treatment with amphotericin B followed by voriconazole resulted in clinical improvement and sterilization of the sputum. This case suggests that W. dermatitidis may be an etiologic agent of invasive pulmonary disease in the cystic fibrosis population.
Diemert, D., Kunimoto, D., Sand, C., & Rennie, R. (2001). Sputum isolation of Wangiella dermatitidis in patients with cystic fibrosis. Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, 33 (10). http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/003655401317074644