Kodameae ohmeri â€“ An Emerging Yeast: Two Cases and Literature Review DD01-DD03
Dr. Manisa Sahu,
Flat no.13/1, Sagar co-op Hsg Society, Near S L Raheja Hospital, Mahim (W),
Mumbai, Maharashtra-400016, India.
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Kodameae ohmeri is an emerging pathogen in various types of infections. Most infections are seen in patients with compromised immunity like cancer patients. Few cases of neonatal infections due to K. ohmeri have been reported earlier in premature neonates with fatal outcomes. We report two cases of fungemia; the first case was a patient with hematological malignancy, who complained of fever spikes and grew K. ohmeri in blood despite prophylactic voriconazole therapy. The second case was in a mature neonate, who developed respiratory distress and features of sepsis two days after birth, multiple blood cultures were positive for K. ohmeri. Both the patients responded well to Amphotericin B. Repeat blood cultures were sterile and patients were discharged. K. ohmeri is an unusual and emerging fungal pathogen of late an increasing number of cases of fungemia, funguria, endocarditis, peritonitis and wound infections due to the same are being reported. Some occur in immunocompromised patients and some inapparently immunocompetent patients, neonates with an inclination for preterm babies. We report two case of fungemia, one with lymphoma and the second in a neonate.