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A rare case of urinary tract infection due to Trichosporonasahii in a diabetic patient

M Iken, A Belkouch, B Bellarj, H Naoui, L Boumhil, A El Bouti, S Jidane, L Belyamani, B Lmimouni


Trichosporonasahii is a basidiomycete yeast responsible for white piedra and onychomycosis in the immunocompetent host. In the immunocompromised patients, invasive infections are reported; their diagnosis is difficult and they are associated with high mortality rate. Urinary infection due to Trichosporon Asahi is rare but its incidenceis increasing. We report the case of a 58 year old diabetic patient. The yeast was isolated from urine samples of three  consecutive crops in pure form. The patient improved after antifungal therapy.
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