Infection due to Paecilomyces lilacinus: A challenging clinical identification

Camilla Saberhagen, Stephen A. Klotz, William Bartholomew, Dennis Drews, Anita Dixon

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We describe a case of noninvasive sinusitis caused by Paecilomyces lilacinus in a patient with diabetes mellitus. Cure was achieved by endoscopic drainage and aspiration of the fungal mass. We discuss the difficulty in and clinical importance of distinguishing Paecilomyces from Aspergillus, Pseudallescheria, a Zygomycete, or other molds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1411-1413
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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