Pichia anomala fungaemia in immunocompromised children

M. Bakir, N. Çerikcioǧlu, A. Tirtir, S. Berrak, E. Ösek, C. Canpolat

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Pichia anomala is an emerging yeast causing serious nosocomial infections in newborn and immunocompromised children. We describe nosocomial port catheter infection due to P, anomala in three children who were receiving cancer chemotherapy, bloodstream infection in a preterm infant and in an infant with severe combined immunodeficiency. All patients were treated with amphotericin B. All isolates were susceptible to amphotericin B and fluconazole. No recurrence was observed during follow-up in four of five patients. The common clinical feature in all of our patients was the presence of prior antimicrobial therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-235
Number of pages5
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Amphotericin B
  • Children
  • Fungaemia
  • Immunosuppression
  • Nosocomial
  • Pichia anomala

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Infectious Diseases


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