Ann Clin Microbiol.  2015 Dec;18(4):133-134. 10.5145/ACM.2015.18.4.133.

Possibility of Frequent Detection of Invasive Cyberlindera fabianii Infection Using Molecular Method

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  • 1Department of Laboratory Medicine, School of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea. leehejo@khmc.or.kr

Abstract

A case of fungemia caused by Cyberlindera fabianii was reported in the September issue of Annals of Clinical Microbiology. The C. fabianii that causes rare invasive infection can easily be misidentified as Candida utilis by Vitek-2 YST ID (bioMerieux, USA) and as Candida pelliculosa by API kit (bioMerieux, USA) with high probability. Recently, we also experienced a case of fungemia caused by C. fabianii that was misidentified as C. pelliculosa using API 20C Aux (bioMerieux, USA). As molecular identification is becoming more widespread, cases of C. fabianii infection are expected to be more frequently identified.

Keyword

Cyberlindera fabianii; Molecular biology species

MeSH Terms

Candida
Fungemia
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