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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: MANAGEMENT AND GENETIC CHARACTERIZATION OF AGRICULTURAL AND BIOTECHNOLOGICAL MICROBIAL RESOURCES

Location: Bacterial Foodborne Pathogens & Mycology Research Unit

Title: Aspergillus tanneri sp. nov, a new pathogenic Aspergillus that causes invasive disease refractory to antifungal therapy

Authors
item Sugui, J -
item Peterson, Stephen
item Zelazny, A -
item Kwon-Chung, K -

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: January 28, 2012
Publication Date: January 28, 2012
Citation: Sugui, J.A., Peterson, S.W., Zelazny, A.M., Kwon-Chung, K.J. 2012. Aspergillus tanneri sp. nov, a new pathogenic Aspergillus that causes invasive disease refractory to antifungal therapy. 5th Advances Against Aspergillosis Conference.

Technical Abstract: This is the first report documenting fatal invasive aspergillosis caused by a new pathogenic Aspergillus species that is inherently resistant to antifungal drugs. Phenotypic characteristics of A. tanneri combined with the molecular approach enabled diagnosis of this new pathogen. This study underscores the importance of fungal diagnosis at the species level in order for appropriate patient management.

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