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Abstract

Introduction:

is a saprobic fungus recently described among clinical isolates.

Case presentation:

A 59-year-old man presented with fevers, upper back pain and shortness of breath after gastric tube removal following an oesophagectomy, oesophagojejunostomy and gastrostomy for management of oesophogeal adenocarcinoma. He had a suspected oesophageal leak and polymicrobial empyema. Blood cultures grew only He improved clinically on empiric antifungal and broad-spectrum antibacterial therapy.

Conclusion:

We report a probable case of bloodstream infection. This is a newly recognized pathogen requiring molecular diagnostic methods to make an accurate diagnosis.

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