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Article: Lichtheimia hongkongensis sp. nov., a novel Lichtheimia spp. associated with rhinocerebral, gastrointestinal, and cutaneous mucormycosis

TitleLichtheimia hongkongensis sp. nov., a novel Lichtheimia spp. associated with rhinocerebral, gastrointestinal, and cutaneous mucormycosis
Authors
KeywordsMolecular Sequence Numbers
Issue Date2010
PublisherElsevier Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/diagmicrobio
Citation
Diagnostic Microbiology And Infectious Disease, 2010, v. 66 n. 3, p. 274-284 How to Cite?
AbstractThree thermotolerant "Absidia-like" isolates with unique morphologic characteristics, recovered from nasopharyngeal swab of a liver transplant recipient, gastric biopsy of a renal transplant recipient, and skin biopsy of a man with burn, respectively, were characterized. Microscopic examination showed nonseptate hyphae with highly branched sporangiophores. Uniquely, most side branches were circinate, and abundant pleomorphic giant cells with fingerlike projections were observed, characteristics absent from other Absidia/. Lichtheimia spp. ITS1-5.8S-ITS2 rRNA gene cluster, partial EF1α gene, and partial β-actin gene sequencing showed that the 3 strains formed a distinct cluster, most closely related to, but distinct from, Lichtheimia corymbifera, Lichtheimia blakesleeana, and Lichtheimia hyalospora. Based on the morphologic and genotypic characteristics, we propose a new species, Lichtheimia hongkongensis sp. nov., to describe this fungus, which caused rhinocerebral, gastrointestinal, and cutaneous mucormycosis, respectively, in 3 patients. A significant proportion of L. corymbifera associated with mucormycosis reported may be L. hongkongensis. © 2010 Elsevier Inc.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/91717
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.45
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.142
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Funding AgencyGrant Number
Research Grant Council Grant
University Development Fund
University of Hong Kong
Health, Welfare and Food Bureau
Funding Information:

This work is partly supported by the Research Grant Council Grant; University Development Fund and Outstanding Young Researcher Award, The University of Hong Kong; and the HKSAR Research Fund for the Control of Infectious Diseases of the Health, Welfare and Food Bureau.

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dc.contributor.authorWoo, PCYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLau, SKPen_HK
dc.contributor.authorNgan, AHYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTung, ETKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLeung, SYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTo, KKWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorCheng, VCCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYuen, KYen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-17T10:24:14Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-17T10:24:14Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_HK
dc.identifier.citationDiagnostic Microbiology And Infectious Disease, 2010, v. 66 n. 3, p. 274-284en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0732-8893en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/91717-
dc.description.abstractThree thermotolerant "Absidia-like" isolates with unique morphologic characteristics, recovered from nasopharyngeal swab of a liver transplant recipient, gastric biopsy of a renal transplant recipient, and skin biopsy of a man with burn, respectively, were characterized. Microscopic examination showed nonseptate hyphae with highly branched sporangiophores. Uniquely, most side branches were circinate, and abundant pleomorphic giant cells with fingerlike projections were observed, characteristics absent from other Absidia/. Lichtheimia spp. ITS1-5.8S-ITS2 rRNA gene cluster, partial EF1α gene, and partial β-actin gene sequencing showed that the 3 strains formed a distinct cluster, most closely related to, but distinct from, Lichtheimia corymbifera, Lichtheimia blakesleeana, and Lichtheimia hyalospora. Based on the morphologic and genotypic characteristics, we propose a new species, Lichtheimia hongkongensis sp. nov., to describe this fungus, which caused rhinocerebral, gastrointestinal, and cutaneous mucormycosis, respectively, in 3 patients. A significant proportion of L. corymbifera associated with mucormycosis reported may be L. hongkongensis. © 2010 Elsevier Inc.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherElsevier Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/diagmicrobioen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Diseaseen_HK
dc.subjectMolecular Sequence Numbersen_HK
dc.subject.meshAgeden_HK
dc.subject.meshBrain Diseases - microbiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshDermatomycoses - microbiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshFatal Outcomeen_HK
dc.subject.meshGastrointestinal Diseases - microbiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshGenes, Fungalen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshKidney Transplantationen_HK
dc.subject.meshLiver Transplantationen_HK
dc.subject.meshMaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshMucorales - isolation & purification - physiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshMucormycosis - microbiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshNose Diseases - microbiologyen_HK
dc.titleLichtheimia hongkongensis sp. nov., a novel Lichtheimia spp. associated with rhinocerebral, gastrointestinal, and cutaneous mucormycosisen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailWoo, PCY:pcywoo@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2009.10.009en_HK
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