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Author Topic: Silver leaf fungal disease - first case report of human infection  (Read 5199 times)

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Silver leaf fungal disease - first case report of human infection
« on: September 26, 2023, 04:36:30 am »
Interesting case report.


In Brief:

A 61 year old male patient from the eastern region of India presented to the outpatient department (D0) with hoarseness of voice, cough, recurrent pharyngitis, fatigue, difficulty in swallowing and anorexia for the last 3 months. He had no history of diabetes, HIV infection, renal or any chronic disease, immunosuppressive drug intake, or trauma.

The fungus could not be identified phenotypically, so it was sent to the “WHO collaborating Centre for Reference & Research on Fungi of Medical importance” in India. It was identified as Chondrostereum purpureum by DNA sequencing

The patient, a plant mycologist by profession was working with decaying material, mushrooms and various plant fungi for a long time as part of his research activities.

The infection was treated with complete drainage of the pus followed by oral voriconazole 400 mg twice daily on day 1 followed by 200 mg twice daily for total 60 days (D+30). After two years of follow-up, the patient was absolutely fine and there is no evidence of recurrence.

Soma Dutta, Ujjwayini Ray,
Paratracheal abscess by plant fungus Chondrostereum purpureum- first case report of human infection,
Medical Mycology Case Reports,Volume 40, 2023, Pages 30-32,
ISSN 2211-7539,
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Re: Silver leaf fungal disease - first case report of human infection
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2023, 11:26:16 pm »
Don't smoke the shrooms.

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Re: Silver leaf fungal disease - first case report of human infection
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2023, 03:22:54 am »
That is kinda terrifying …I’ve always said that Mother Nature was going to start fighting back  :o
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