Paecilomyces Pneumonia Despite Voriconazole Prophylaxis: A Case Report and Literature Review

  • Abuzar A Asif Department of Internal Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, USA
  • Mony Roy Department of Internal Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, USA
  • Sharjeel Ahamad Section of Infectious Diseases, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, USA

Keywords

Paecilomyces, pneumonia, voriconazole, resistance, posaconazole

Abstract

Paecilomyces species are a rare cause of fungal pulmonary infections in immunocompromised hosts. Paecilomyces variotii and Paecilomyces lilacinus are the two most common species of clinical significance. Both species differ in their susceptibility to antifungal agents. We present a rare case of a 47-year-old immunocompromised woman who developed Paecilomyces pneumonia despite being on voriconazole prophylaxis. We also present a review of the literature on other reported cases.

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  • Published: 2021-06-21

    Issue: 2021: Vol 8 No 6 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
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    Asif AA, Roy M, Ahamad S. Paecilomyces Pneumonia Despite Voriconazole Prophylaxis: A Case Report and Literature Review. EJCRIM 2021;8 doi:10.12890/2021_002651.