A novel dimorphic pathogen, Emergomyces orientalis (Onygenales), agent of disseminated infection

Peng Wang, Chris Kenyon, Sybren de Hoog, Lina Guo, Hongwei Fan, Hongrui Liu, Zhongwei Li, Ruiyuan Sheng, Ying Yang, Yanping Jiang, Li Zhang, Yingchun Xu

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Abstract

A novel dimorphic fungus, Emergomyces orientalis sp. nov. a close relative of systemic pathogens in the family Ajellomycetaceae (Blastomyces, Histoplasma). The fungus is reported in a 64-year-old male from Shanxi, China. The patient developed disseminated skin lesions, productive cough with fever and showed nodular opacities in his left lung on chest radiography. The patient had no identified cause of immunodeficiency apart from type-2 diabetes mellitus. Clinical, histopathological and mycological characteristics of the agent are given, and its phylogenetic position is determined with multilocus sequence data.

Original languageEnglish
JournalMycoses
Volume60
Pages (from-to)310-319
Number of pages10
ISSN0933-7404
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Journal Article

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