Revista argentina de microbiología
versión impresa ISSN 0325-7541
SANTISO, GABRIELA et al. Disseminated infection due to Penicillium marneffei related to HIV infection: First observation in Argentina. Rev. argent. microbiol. [online]. 2011, vol.43, n.4, pp. 268-272. ISSN 0325-7541.
The frst case observed in Argentina of AIDS-related human penicillosis is herein presented. The patient was a six- teen year-old young man coming from a rural area of southern China. He was admitted at the F. J. Muñiz Hospital of Buenos Aires city with severe pneumonia and adult respiratory distress. Penicillium marneffei was isolated from bronchoalveolar lavage fuid and was microscopically observed in a skin cytodiagnosis. P. marneffei identifcation was confrmed by rRNA amplifcation and its phenotypic characteristics. The patient suffered an advanced HIV infection and also presented several AIDS-related diseases due to CMV, nosocomial bacterial infections and Pneumocystis jirovecii which led to a fatal outcome.
Palabras clave : Penicillosis; Penicillium marneffei; AIDS-related infections.