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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(1): 315-318
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.601.038


Rare Case of Trichosporon mucoides Skin Infection in an Immuno-competent Patient
Dudhat Vaibhav L*, Maithili Kavathekar and Sonal Patil
Department of Microbiology, Microbiology and HIC, Sahyadri Speciality Labs, Pune, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Trichosporon spp. are ubiquitous fungi and form normal flora on skin and gastrointestinal tract of humans. There are at least nine Trichosporon species that are potentially pathogenic to humans. A 29 year old male visited our lab for skin scraping and examination of diffuse de-pigmented patches over both soles associated with scaling for more than a month. Skin scraping was done from both the soles. On direct KOH mount, budding yeast cells with hyphae were seen, suggestive of yeast like fungus. The culture growth was identified as T. mucoides by VITEK2 (Biomerieux) and based on cultural morpholopgy, microscopy and biochemical reactions. The patient was treated with oral fluconazole (200 mg qid). The lesions showed improvement. T. mucoides needs to be considered in differential diagnosis in such cases.


Keywords: Trichosporon mucoides,Skin Infection
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Dudhat Vaibhav, L., Maithili Kavathekar and Sonal Patil. 2017. Rare Case of Trichosporon mucoides Skin Infection in an Immuno-competent Patient.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(1): 315-318. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.601.038