, Volume 176, Issue 3–4, pp 273–277 | Cite as

Pichia anomala (Candida pelliculosa) Fungemia in a Patient with Sickle Cell Disease

  • Austin W. Chan
  • Emily J. Cartwright
  • Sujan C. Reddy
  • Colleen S. Kraft
  • Yun F. Wang


This case report discusses a patient with sickle cell disease who presented with fungemia from Pichia anomala (teleomorph: Candida pelliculosa). The organism was identified as P. anomala by MALDI-TOF VITEK mass spectrometry and VITEK 2 yeast identification card. Pichia anomala should be considered in sickle cell patients with recurrent fungemia.


Pichia anomala Candida pelliculosa Wickerhamomyces Hansenula Sickle cell Fungemia 



The authors received financial support from CSK—NIH/NCRR KL2 TR000455.

Conflict of interest



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Authors and Affiliations

  • Austin W. Chan
    • 1
  • Emily J. Cartwright
    • 2
  • Sujan C. Reddy
    • 3
  • Colleen S. Kraft
    • 2
    • 4
  • Yun F. Wang
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of MedicineEmory UniversityAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Division of Infectious DiseasesEmory UniversityAtlantaUSA
  3. 3.Division of Infectious DiseasesEmory University School of MedicineAtlantaUSA
  4. 4.Department of Pathology and Laboratory MedicineEmory UniversityAtlantaUSA
  5. 5.Clinical LaboratoryGrady Memorial HospitalAtlantaUSA

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