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Archivos argentinos de pediatría

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ESCARRA, Florencia et al. Trichosporon asahii sepsis associated with urinary catheter in a pediatric burn unit: 2 case reports. Arch. argent. pediatr. [online]. 2017, vol.115, n.5, pp.e311-e314. ISSN 0325-0075.

Trichosporon asahii is a ubiquitous fungus that has been isolated as part of human microbiota. There has been an emergence of this pathogen in recent years, causing superficial and deep seated infections. There are scarce reports of urinary tract infections in pediatric intensive care burn units caused by this agent. We describe the cases of 2 pediatric patients with prolonged hospitalization due to severe burns that had received several antibiotic courses for previous infections. Both presented sepsis secondary to catheter related urinary tract infection by Trichosporon asahii. Both patients underwent urinary catheter replacement and were treated effectively with voriconazole for 10 days. In the cases presented, sepsis was assumed to be due to Trichosporon asahii since no other microorganism was identified and the patients showed favorable outcome with the prescribed treatment with voriconazole and replacement of the urinary catheter.

Keywords : Trichosporon asahii; Urinary tract infections; Burn units; Pediatrics.

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