Trichosporon Infections Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Jan 16, 2015
  • Author: Ryan C Maves, MD, FACP, FCCP, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Mark R Wallace, MD, FACP, FIDSA  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

In the immunocompromised patient, Trichosporon infection can coexist with other fungal, bacterial, or viral infections.

Because of the cross-reactivity between Trichosporon and latex agglutination tests for the serum cryptococcal antigen, a positive test may suggest trichosporonosis when other data are conflicting. [7]

Differential Diagnoses