Breakthrough disseminated cryptococcosis during micafungin therapy

Wen Sen Lee, Tai Chin Hsieh, Tsong Yih Ou, Sing On Teng, Fu Lun Chen, Fu Der Wang

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Echinocandins are not active against basidiomycetous yeasts, such as Cryptococcus neoformans, Trichosporon, and Rhodotorula species, and zygomycosis. We present a patient with renal failure and candidemia, who developed a breakthrough fungal infection with cryptococcemia and cryptococcuria while receiving micafungin therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)456-458
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2015


  • Breakthrough fungal infection
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Micafungin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Immunology and Microbiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Immunology and Allergy


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