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Fatal necrotizing esophagitis due toPenicillium chrysogenum in a patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

  • M. Hoffman
  • E. Bash
  • S. A. Berger
  • M. Burke
  • I. Yust
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Abstract

Although blue-green molds of the genusPenicillium are ubiquitous in the human environment, invasive penicilliosis is uncommon and primarily encountered among immunosuppressed patients. A patient with HIV infection who died of severe necrotizing esophagitis caused byPenicillium chrysogenum is reported and the relevant English language literature on human penicilliosis is reviewed. Although infectious esophagitis is commonly associated with AIDS,Penicillium esophagitis has not been described in such patients.

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Internal Medicine English Language Esophagitis Acquire Immunodeficiency Syndrome Immunosuppressed Patient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Hoffman
    • 1
  • E. Bash
    • 2
  • S. A. Berger
    • 2
  • M. Burke
    • 1
  • I. Yust
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Internal Medicine A, Clinical Immunology UnitTel-Aviv University, Sackler School of MedicineTel-AvivIsrael
  2. 2.Department of Microbiology, Sourasky Medical CenterTel-Aviv University, Sackler School of MedicineTel-AvivIsrael

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