Penicillium marneffei: An AIDS-related illness from Southeast Asia

Kenrad Edwin Nelson, L. Kaufman, C. R. Cooper, William G. Merz

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Abstract

Despite the variety and ubiquity of Penicillium organisms in nature (>200 identified species), only a few species cause infections in humans. Penicillium marneffei is capable of causing disseminated infection in both humans and animals. The differential diagnosis includes other fungal infections, such as Histoplasma capsulatum and Cryptococcus neoformans, and tuberculosis. Current therapeutic recommendations are for oral amphotericin B for 8 to 10 weeks or itraconazole.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalInfections in Medicine
Volume16
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1999

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Southeastern Asia
Penicillium
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Histoplasma
Cryptococcus neoformans
Itraconazole
Mycoses
Amphotericin B
Infection
Tuberculosis
Differential Diagnosis
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  • Immunodeficiency
  • Infection, fungal
  • Penicillium marnefrei

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  • Microbiology (medical)

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Penicillium marneffei : An AIDS-related illness from Southeast Asia. / Nelson, Kenrad Edwin; Kaufman, L.; Cooper, C. R.; Merz, William G.

In: Infections in Medicine, Vol. 16, No. 2, 02.1999.

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Nelson, Kenrad Edwin ; Kaufman, L. ; Cooper, C. R. ; Merz, William G. / Penicillium marneffei : An AIDS-related illness from Southeast Asia. In: Infections in Medicine. 1999 ; Vol. 16, No. 2.
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