Rare Isolate of Stephanoascus ciferrii from the Aural Discharge of Post-mastoidectomy Patient-A Case ReportCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Kopula Sathyamurthy Sridharan,
Sri Ramachandra Medical College, Porur, Chennai-600116, Tamil Nadu, India.
Stephanoascus ciferrii is an ascomycetous yeast-like fungus, rarely causing human infections. It is also a teleomorph of Candida ciferrii. This species has a strong tendency to become resistant especially in patients on fluconazole prophylaxis. We report a case of post-mastoidectomy with continuous aural discharge not responding to topical and systemic treatment. Further characterisation showed ascospore formation and fluconazole resistance. Therefore, in vitro susceptibility testing is mandatory for the selection of appropriate antifungal drugs. This case report will alert the clinicians to look for fluconazole resistant yeast causing highly resistant aural infections.
Ascospores, Fluconazole resistant, Trichomonascus ciferrii
Packia Nancy Romald, Kopula Sathyamurthy Sridharan, Sanjeev Mohanty, Anupma Jyoti Kindo. RARE ISOLATE OF STEPHANOASCUS CIFERRII FROM THE AURAL DISCHARGE OF POST-MASTOIDECTOMY PATIENT-A CASE REPORT. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2019 March [cited: 2019 Mar 26 ]; 13:DD01-DD03. Available from
Date of Submission: Sep 26, 2018
Date of Peer Review: Oct 25, 2018
Date of Acceptance: Jan 21, 2019
Date of Publishing: Mar 01, 2019
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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