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October 1984

Torulopsis glabrata Sepsis Appearing as Necrotizing Enterocolitis and Endophthalmitis

Author Affiliations

From the Case Western Reserve University, Departments of Pediatrics (Drs Baley, Kliegman, and Fanaroff) and Pathology (Dr Dahms), Rainbow Babies and Childrens Hospital, Cleveland, and the Division of Ophthalmology (Dr Annable), Department of Surgery, University Hospitals of Cleveland.

Am J Dis Child. 1984;138(10):965-966. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1984.02140480067020

Torulopsis glabrata causes an increasingly frequent infection in immunocompromised adults. In a 1,910-g, 36-week, small-for-gestational-age neonate, T glabrata caused necrotizing enterocolitis and endophthalmitis. The fungus was not grown from cultures obtained from four blood specimens but was seen microscopically in methenamine silver-stained sections of resected bowel.

(AJDC 1984;138:965-966)