Infection due to Paecilomyces lilacinus: A challenging clinical identification

Camilla Saberhagen, Stephen A Klotz, William Bartholomew, Dennis Drews, Anita Dixon

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Abstract

We describe a case of noninvasive sinusitis caused by Paecilomyces lilacinus in a patient with diabetes mellitus. Cure was achieved by endoscopic drainage and aspiration of the fungal mass. We discuss the difficulty in and clinical importance of distinguishing Paecilomyces from Aspergillus, Pseudallescheria, a Zygomycete, or other molds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1411-1413
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume25
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

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Saberhagen, C., Klotz, S. A., Bartholomew, W., Drews, D., & Dixon, A. (1997). Infection due to Paecilomyces lilacinus: A challenging clinical identification. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 25(6), 1411-1413.