Debaryomyces hansenii was isolated from a cystic lesion in the distal tibia of a healthy 23-year-old woman. Ascospores were demonstrated when the organism was incubated at 25 but not at 20° C. Electron microscopy was necessary to demonstrate the warty surface of the ascospore wall. Growth was inhibited in vitro by low concentrations of amphotericin B, 5-fluorocytosine, miconazole, and ketoconazole. Four previous cases of infection caused by Debaryomyces spp. and one caused by the related fungus Torulopsis candida were reviewed.
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- Microbiology (medical)