Guého & M.Th. Smith (Guého et al. 1992b)
Colonies on Sabouraud dextrose agar at 25°C are cream colored, glistening, strongly elevated and become cerebriform in the center but maintain smooth margins. The agar often cracks adjacent to the colony. Colony size is 13-17 mm after 7 days incubation.
This isolate is urease positive, grows on media containing cycloheximide and at 37°C, but fails to grow at 42°C. The type strain was isolated from the CSF of a patient with meningitis. It has been involved in a cluster of cases in children associated with a faulty bronchoscope, recovered from a heart and kidney transplant recipient, and in infection in premature newborns. Other unpublished isolations are from pubic white piedra, sputum, skin lesions, and blood. This species is the most frequent associated with disseminated disease. The species also biotransforms biphenyl with the formation of novel ring cleavage products.
FTL* in vitro susceptibility data
|0.06 µg/ml=1||<0.0015 µg/ml=1||0.25 µg/ml=1||4.0 µg/ml=1||0.03 µg/ml=1||0.06 µg/ml=1||8.0 µg/ml=1|
|0.25 µg/ml=4||0.03 µg/ml=1||0.5 µg/ml=1||>64 µg/ml=1||0.25 µg/ml=1||0.25 µg/ml=1||16 µg/ml=1|
|0.5 µg/ml=1||0.125 µg/ml=2||1.0 µg/ml=1||0.5 µg/ml=1||32 µg/ml=1|
|1.0 µg/ml=1||2.0 µg/ml=2|
|2.0 µg/ml=1||8.0 µg/ml=1|
* Fungus Testing Laboratory unpublished data (CLSI M27-A2)