Sinusitis caused by the fungus Xylaria enteroleuca in a lung transplant recipient.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We report the 1st case of sinusitis and human infection by Xylaria enteroleuca (anamorph Nodulisporium sp.), a rare fungal endophyte of rain forest trees. The patient was a Brazilian woman who had her lung transplanted. Diagnosis was established by direct microscopic examination, computed tomographic scan, cultures, and sequencing of a ribosomal RNA gene. The in vitro antifungal susceptibility of the isolate is provided.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Guarro, J; Severo, LC; Gené, J; de Mattos Oliveira, F; Cano, J; Franche, G; Cantarelli, VV; Schell, WA

Published Date

  • October 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 56 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 207 - 212

PubMed ID

  • 16876373

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0732-8893

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2006.06.002


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States