First report of brain abscess associated with Pseudozyma species in a patient with astrocytoma

Korean J Lab Med. 2010 Jun;30(3):284-8. doi: 10.3343/kjlm.2010.30.3.284.


A yeast-like strain was isolated from the brain abscess of a patient diagnosed with astrocytoma. Morphological and molecular analysis on D1/D2 domain in the 26S rRNA gene and internal transcript spacer region of the strain revealed that the strain belonged to the genus Pseudozyma. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report on the isolation of a Pseudozyma strain from brain abscess.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Astrocytoma / complications*
  • Brain Abscess / complications
  • Brain Abscess / diagnosis
  • Brain Abscess / microbiology*
  • Brain Diseases / complications*
  • DNA, Fungal / genetics
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mycological Typing Techniques
  • Phylogeny
  • RNA, Ribosomal / genetics
  • Ustilaginales / classification
  • Ustilaginales / genetics
  • Ustilaginales / isolation & purification*


  • DNA, Fungal
  • RNA, Ribosomal
  • RNA, ribosomal, 26S