EC Clinical and Medical Case Reports

Case Series Volume 6 Issue 7 - 2023

Invasive Fungal Infection by Trichosporon asahii in Patients with Severe Covid-19: A Five Case Series

Larry Luber Martínez Rosado1*, Daniela Nader Lema2, Marcos González Agudelo3 and Luis Felipe Higuita-Gutiérrez4

1Infectious Diseases Specialist, Hospital La María, Medellín, Colombia

2General Practitioner Hospital La María, Investigator Tied to the Latin American Team for Investigation on Infectious Diseases and Public Health, (ELISAP), Colombia

3Internal Medicine and Intensive Care Specialist Hospital La María, Investigator Tied to the Latin American Team for Investigation on Infectious Diseases and Public Health (ELISAP), Colombia

4Professor from the Faculty of Medicine from Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia, School of Microbiology Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia

*Corresponding Author: Larry Luber Martínez Rosado, Infectious Diseases Specialist, Hospital La María, Medellín, Colombia.
Received: May 28, 2023; Published: June 17, 2023

Corticosteroids have shown a clear benefit in reducing mortality for patients with severe COVID19, nonetheless, secondary infections have been reported with their use. In this paper, we present five cases of Colombian patients who developed invasive fungal infections by Trichosporon asahii. The patients had COVID-19 pneumonia, they were treated with corticosteroids and exposed to broad-spectrum antibiotics. The organism’s identification was achieved by MALDI-TOF, microscopy and culture. The patients were treated with itraconazole and amphotericin B deoxycholate. Four out of five patients died.

Keywords: Trichosporon asahii; Covid-19; SARS-CoV-2; Opportunistic Infections

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Larry Luber Martínez Rosado., et al. "Invasive Fungal Infection by Trichosporon asahii in Patients with Severe Covid-19: A Five Case Series ." EC Clinical and Medical Case Reports   6.7 (2023): 01-08.