|Sugui, J -|
|Zelazny, A -|
|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.