Infections occurring in immunocompromised patients after intensive chemotherapy are often difficult to eradicate and are capable of even being fatal. New emergent and dangerous drug-resistant micro-organisms are likely to appear in these specific scenarios. Clinical features mainly include progressive pneumonia, bacteriemia/fungemia, or extrapulmonary dissemination among infections. The treatment of these microorganisms is still an open challenge since there is a lack of clear treatment guidelines. Indeed, infections from these microorganisms can lead to a rapidly fatal clinical course in immunocompromised patients, especially those who have acute leukemia. We describe the case of a young patient with acute myeloid leukemia who contracted an infection from Saprochaete capitata during post-chemotherapy aplasia.

Saprochete capitata: Emerging Infections from Uncommon Microorganisms in Hematological Diseases

Duminuco, Andrea;Vetro, Calogero;Maugeri, Cinzia;Mauro, Elisa;Palumbo, Giuseppe A;Parisi, Marina S;Esposito, Benedetta;Giuliano, Giuseppe;Romano, Alessandra;Di Raimondo, Francesco
2022

Abstract

Infections occurring in immunocompromised patients after intensive chemotherapy are often difficult to eradicate and are capable of even being fatal. New emergent and dangerous drug-resistant micro-organisms are likely to appear in these specific scenarios. Clinical features mainly include progressive pneumonia, bacteriemia/fungemia, or extrapulmonary dissemination among infections. The treatment of these microorganisms is still an open challenge since there is a lack of clear treatment guidelines. Indeed, infections from these microorganisms can lead to a rapidly fatal clinical course in immunocompromised patients, especially those who have acute leukemia. We describe the case of a young patient with acute myeloid leukemia who contracted an infection from Saprochaete capitata during post-chemotherapy aplasia.
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