, Volume 176, Issue 1–2, pp 107–111 | Cite as

Non-Healing Ulcer Due to Trichosporon loubieri in an Immunocompetent Host and Review of Published Reports

  • Vijaylatha Rastogi
  • Shivaprakash M. Rudramurthy
  • Madhu Maheshwari
  • P. S. Nirwan
  • Arunaloke Chakrabarti
  • Shivra Batra


We report here a case of non-healing ulcer due to Trichosporon loubieri in an apparently immunocompetent female. The identity of isolate was confirmed by DNA sequencing of D1/D2 region of 26S rDNA. The minimum inhibitory concentrations of the isolate were amphotericin B—0.5 μg/ml; fluconazole—4 μg/ml; posaconazole—0.25 μg/ml; voriconazole—0.06 μg/ml. The patient was managed by extensive debridement and oral fluconazole 150 mg daily for 6 weeks. She responded to therapy. To the best of our knowledge, till date, this is the fourth report of human infection due to T. loubieri and the first of its kind in an immunocompetent host. A review of published literature on infections due to T. loubieri is also included.


Trichosporon loubieri Non-healing ulcer Immunocompetent host 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vijaylatha Rastogi
    • 1
  • Shivaprakash M. Rudramurthy
    • 2
  • Madhu Maheshwari
    • 3
  • P. S. Nirwan
    • 1
  • Arunaloke Chakrabarti
    • 2
  • Shivra Batra
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyJLN Medical College and Associated HospitalsAjmerIndia
  2. 2.Department of Medical MicrobiologyPostgraduate Institute of Medical Education and ResearchChandigarhIndia
  3. 3.Department of Plastic SurgeryJLN Medical College and Associated HospitalsAjmerIndia

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