Scopulariopsis species and their Microascus teleomorphs are cosmopolitan fungi that are uncommonly associated with invasive disease. This report describes a case of fatal disseminated Scopulariopsis brevicaulis disease in a patient with diffuse large B cell lymphoma who underwent high-dose chemotherapy followed by a matched unrelated donor stem cell transplant. This case is compared with 32 prior cases of proven invasive Scopulariopsis (Microascus) infections reported in the literature. A focus of this report is the diagnostic methods utilized which included histopathology and culture with both micromorphologic and genotypic procedures employed to confirm the species identification.
- Internal transcribed spacer region
- Invasive mold
- Scopulariopsis brevicaulis
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Infectious Diseases