First case of Magnusiomyces capitatus endocarditis in South India

Case Report

Author Details : Srinivas Nalloor*, Srinivas Kulkarni

Volume : 8, Issue : 4, Year : 2021

Article Page : 337-339

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Magnusiomyces capitatus (previously known as Geotrichum capitatum or Trichosporon capitatum) is a rare cause of fungal infection in immunocompromised patients mainly seen in hematological malignancies. 1,2 We are presenting an extremely rare case of “Mcapitatus endocarditis” in an immunocompromised patient, a 15-year-old boy with Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis– Not otherwise specified, diagnosed after tricuspid valve vegetatectomy in south India. Fungal identification was performed at standard laboratory by phenotypic characteristics. He was successfully treated with combination of surgery and Inj. liposomal
Amphotericin B with voriconazole.

Keywords: Magnusiomyces capitatus, Geotrichum capitatum, Trichosporon captiatum, Endocarditis.

How to cite : Nalloor S, Kulkarni S, First case of Magnusiomyces capitatus endocarditis in South India. Indian J Microbiol Res 2021;8(4):337-339

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Article History

Received : 07-10-2021

Accepted : 10-11-2021

Available online : 15-12-2021

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