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Abstract

Introduction:

We present a fatal case of disseminated infection in a child with leukaemia, caused by , an ascomycetous yeast.

Case presentation:

The aetiological role of disseminated infection by in a child with relapsed acute myeloid leukaemia following bone‐marrow transplantation was established by its repeated isolation from blood, tracheal secretion and urine samples. The identity of was confirmed by phenotypic and molecular methods. The isolate showed reduced susceptibility to caspofungin.

Conclusion:

This report indicates that patients receiving echinocandin prophylaxis are at risk of breakthrough infections caused by or other arthroconidial yeast species. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first well‐documented case of infection from the Middle East.

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